Welcome to the official website of San Murata, Artist and Musician.
San Murata lives in a historic small town east of Toronto. In his studio he paints scenes from everyday life, depicted in a folk art style with a ‘twist’. San’s inimitable colour sense and style convey a truly magical spirit of place. His gouache paintings are lively, colourful, and whimsical, yet display a mastery of what can be a very challenging medium.
When San began painting in 1994, he chose to paint places he visited like northern Italy, the south of France and Greece. More recently, he has been painting the beautiful Northumberland County Ontario countryside and the St. Lawrence townships of rural Quebec. San works from rough sketches and frequently paints from memory focusing on the mood or feeling of each scene.