Joe Murray is a digital artist and muralist living in Denver, Colorado. His unique illustrative style explores themes of self-worth, creativity and personal growth through abstracted portraits. Murray harnesses a keen sense of visual storytelling, using symbolism to weave detailed threads throughout his work. You'll find common themes like nature, bright color and nostalgia scattered across his various artworks. Murray is also a skilled character designer, infusing retro style cartoons with humor and lightheartedness. In 2020, Murray started taking on art commissions in exchange for COVID relief fund donations, eventually starting his design business Auberon Design. He has hosted fundraisers for various causes including the Colorado Freedom Fund and The Lilith Fund. He has embedded himself within the local music community, running a monthly artist feature in which he sells artwork with proceeds going back to the featured artist. "Art is vitally important to building tight-knit communities and creating connections. I'm so lucky to be able to play a small part in Colorado's community," says Murray.