Artist Thérèse Murdza builds her signature bright, richly textured paintings for both commercial and residential portable collections. Using an animated range of circles, lines and colors, she creates large, multi-paneled works on canvas, and smaller works on canvas and paper. Her early musical training remains an influence: “If we could see spoken words, if we could see music, somehow see a measure of the sound, thatʼs what I paint.” She has a BS in Theatre Arts from Towson University (Towson, MD). She studied Life Drawing at the Durham Arts Council School; Botanical Drawing at the ArtSchool at The ArtsCenter (Carrboro, NC); and Mural Painting with Larry Kangas (Portland, OR). Murdza has a studio in Portland, Oregon. She has exhibited in solo and group shows nationally, and her work can be found in many residential, commercial, and museum collections, including: Marshalltown Public Library, Marshalltown, IA; Mercy Cancer Center – West Lakes, Clive, IA; Casey Eye Institute. Office of Dev. Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR; The Eleanor Building, Durham, NC; and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Duke University, Durham, NC.