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On Display at
Visit Loudoun

Exhibiting April 5 - July 31, 2024

Gary Murray

Gary Murray is a native of Loudoun County. He was born in Leesburg in December

1962. As a young boy, Gary quickly developed an interest in art, carving wooden figures and sketching impressions of nature that surrounded him.

Over the years, Gary developed a very unique and striking personal style. Gary's paintings are comprised of three-dimensional objects such as frayed rope, old watches, nets, gloves - essentially anything that catches his eye. He transforms the artifacts to become integral parts that define and enhance the object he is painting. Regardless of the subject matter, Gary's paintings are distinctly bold and captivating. His genre is broad, ranging from portraits, bucolic vistas as well as a myriad of world wide themes.

In the 1990's, Gary's art flourished. In addition to maintaining a studio in Leesburg, Gary worked in New York, Massachusetts, Baltimore, California and Jamaica. His artwork has been featured in exhibitions throughout the country including the venues Milton Art Museum, Boston Symphony, GW University, and also in numerous public buildings and restaurants in Baltimore, Washington DC and Roanoke. Several of Gary's paintings are currently on loan to restaurants and public venues.

Gary also dedicated time to teaching school children about art. He enjoyed engaging in lively discussions about creativity and cultivating their talent. Articles about Gary's work and exhibits have appeared in numerous publications including Manhattan Arts International and The Washington Post. In 1996, The Public Pamphlet, a Leesburg newspaper, featured a lengthy interview with the acclaimed native artist.

Presently, Gary resides at his childhood property in Leesburg. He continues to work on his paintings every day. When meeting Gary, one is immediately engaged by his warm smile and peaceful demeanor. He speaks with vibrant enthusiasm about his life experiences and his art. His unique legacy is a tribute to Loudoun County


On Display at the Offices of

Raymond James


Friday, June 14, 2024


Featured Artist Laurie Kopec

Special Music Performance by Melissa Jean Chavez

FOLPA - Raymond James Artist Exhibit - 0b2 REV - Meet the Artist - Laurie Kopec -

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Friends of Leesburg Public Arts

Is sponsoring art exhibits at

Visit Loudoun at Market Station:

Our sponsorship of this exhibit is ongoing and the art will rotate every few months.

Explore Our Projects

Friends of Leesburg Public Arts creates and runs several types of  projects.  Explore the type of project that interests you by clicking on the pictures below.


Leesburg Public Art Totes

FOLPA is selling tote bags with a collage of Leesburg public art printed on both sides. They make great gifts and are functional as well as artistic. Two prints to choose from, or perhaps you'll want one of each.

Bags measure 16"x16", are of medium-weight canvas, and machine washable.

The cost is $22.00  ~  Profit from sales will be used for public art projects and installations.

If you are interested in purchasing these totes, please email us at with "TOTES" in the subject line.

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