Richard Armstrong Murray is a talented and widely collected Utah painter of atmospheric, romantic landscapes and portraits of animals. Several years ago, Murray relocated to a ranch/studio property bordering the Snake River in eastern Oregon. His work can be categorized by subject and time period – earlier works investigated the landscape, followed by a long period of highly successful life-size animal portraits with hand-painted frames. His current work is of wildlife in the landscape, which has proved to be less popular than the isolated animal portraits. Several local dealers have offered his paintings over the years, including F. Weixler, Sego Gallery, Brushworks Gallery, Williams Fine Art and Southam Gallery; however, his production has diminished, as has the demand for his work.