Uncommon Depth is the website of Canadian artist, Roberta Murray. Roberta works in varied mediums to provide licensable graphics and fine art. After spending 28 years living amongst the wildlife of the western Alberta forest, she has traded in the bears and deer for her beloved prairie landscape and now makes her home in Red Deer, Alberta.
Roberta’s love of nature and the land is apparent regardless of the medium she works in – photography, painting, or illustration. Roberta grew up with tales of ancestors who were early settlers to Alberta, which helped form the deep love she has for wildlife and nature today.
Art was a big part of Roberta’s life since she was able to hold a pencil. It was rare to see her without a sketchbook or camera nearby. That dual love of painting, sketching, and photography continues to this day.
“Life is not about money and power, it is about connections. Connections to people and the earth.”
Life is far too serious on a daily basis, so for Roberta, art acts as an escape, giving her the freedom of discovery, play, learning, and experimentation. Using the visual language, she wants to use her work to show people beauty and a playfulness leading to a kinder, gentler world.
Roberta actively licenses her photographic and illustrative works, and sells her paintings through galleries. You can view a small collection of her photography and illustrative works here, but she maintains a separate website for her painting portfolio at RobertaMurray.ca