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Meet Mythmoot VIP #2: Jef Murray

The spotlight falls on the second of our three VIP creative artists who will be with us at Mythmoot II: Back Again, December 14 and 15 in Baltimore, Maryland.


Jef Murray ( is an internationally known artist, author, and illustrator. His paintings, sketches, and writings appear in fantasy publications and cultural journals  (Amon Hen, Mallorn, Beyond Bree, Silver Leaves, Mythprints, The St. Austin Review, Gilbert Magazine, The Georgia Bulletin) worldwide. His artwork has been featured in calendars, on websites (e.g. The Middle-earth Network, in video courses and television specials on J.R.R. Tolkien, and in logo and book cover designs for corporate, nonprofit, and entertainment clients. He is artist in residence for the St. Ausin Review, a founding member of The Middle-earth Network ( ), and is a regular speaker and presenter at fantasy and sci-fi themed events on the topics of fantasy art, storytelling, and the spiritual dimensions of art and illustration.

Jef’s book illustrations have appeared in The Magic Ring: Deluxe Illustrated Edition by Friedrich de la Motte Fouque, Black & White Ogre Country: The Lost Tales of Hilary Tolkien by Hilary A. R. Tolkien, and most recently in Seer: A Wizard’s Journal, a collection of stories, poems, and essays written by the artist and published by Oloris Publishing.

Jef resides in Decatur, Georgia, USA, with his wife, author and columnist Lorraine V. Murray ( and Hamster-in-Residence Ignatius.