Carlton Murrell began his professional painting career at the ripe age of 18, inspired by the richness of Caribbean living and the world beyond. He traveled to many distant places in search of a universal sense of art, which led him to emigrate to the capital city of art, New York City.
While in New York, Murrell was awarded a scholarship to pursue additional advance studies in art at the Art Students League; later to attend the Pan American School of Fine Arts and Pel's School of Commercial Art and Illustration.
He has exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum, National African American Museum, United Nations, and Howard University, as well as, numerous galleries throughout the U.S. Mr. Murrell is held in private collections in Barbados, South America and the U.S. and has to his credit, approximately 16 awards, prizes and citations. He is listed in Who's Who of American Art and the International Register of Profiles.