Leyla Murr Biography

The stylistically diverse and visually powerful paintings of Leyla Murr reflect the artist’s intuitive process and emotional involvement in the production of each work. Working in both total abstraction and abstracted representation, Murr imparts her distinctive color pallet and dynamic hand to a variety of subjects including geometric shapes, human figures, windswept landscapes, and still lifes. As a primarily self taught artist, Murr paints from emotional impulse and an innate artistic spirit which guides each stroke of her brush. In following her artistic urges, Murr transforms the blank canvas into a colorful and texturally rich illustration of her psychological landscape. Although her work is undoubtedly personal and reflective or her individually honed style, it also evidences an informed understanding of art and art history, as many of her paintings recall masterpieces by artists like Paul Cézanne, Piet Mondrian, and Wassily Kandinsky.

Born in Zagreb, Croatia, Leyla Murr lives and works in the United Kingdom.

  • Ongoing exhibitions in various UK galleries


  • Solo exhibition at The Wall Gallery, Wakefield , UK -
  • Group Exhibition at Agora Gallery , NYC, USA
  • Group Exhibition at The Mall Galleries , London, UK
  • Group Exhibition at Ljubljana Art Gallery, Slovenia

2009 - Grassington Festival Art Exhibition , N. Yorkshire, UK - Solo Exhbition at The Shine, Leeds, UK - Buy Art Fair, Manchester, UK 24-27.09.09. stand 261


Shine, Leeds , Ongoing

Leeds Contemporary Art Fair

Upstairs Gallery, Grassington, North Yorks UK

Saltaire Festival

Art Colony, Ston, Croatia

2011 Exhibited in Cupola, Sheffield , Grassington, Leeds


Exhibited in Cardiff, Hongkong, Thirsk Solo Exhibitions Group Exhibitions

Artist's Statement

My paintings are essentially a reflection of my mood, feelings and the environment I find myself in, and as such are a constant subject to change. The only constant it seems is the strong presence of colour which I love. I try to incorporate it in a variety of forms, compositions and materials which keeps my work alive and fresh, and my interest and excitement constant and intense.