CATHERINE MORRIS

The main focus of my art is COLOUR which I use in an expressive way.  I don’t just want to paint what I see I want paint what I feel and inject a little fun and humour into things along the way. I paint in oils, acrylics and mixed media and find that different media have their strengths according to what effects I want to achieve and how I want to work.

 

Whichever media I am using though, I tend to build up many layers of colour, pattern and texture before the final result is achieved. Although some of those layers may get covered over and never be seen , I believe that they subtly contribute to the final effect.

The subject matter that I gain inspiration from can vary from landscapes to portraits and more recently, following a safari holiday in Tanzania, I have been working on a series of animal paintings based on photos I took whilst there. It all started with a zebra – I was just mesmerised by the stripes and the abstract qualities that one might achieve by adding unexpected colour into the mix, I then got seduced by the wonderful shapes to be seen on the coat of a giraffe and it has gone on from there. When painting the animals I want to pay respect to them as beautiful creatures, but at the same time inject the pictures with a sense of fun and modernity.

Enquires to: caffrin07@gmail.com

DAZZLE 

oil on canvas

BLOAT
BLOAT

oil on canvas

TOWER
TOWER

oil on canvas

LEAP
LEAP

oil on canvas

LINDISFARNE SUNSET
LINDISFARNE SUNSET

oil on canvas

LINDISFARNE TWO
LINDISFARNE TWO

oil on canvas

PRIDE
PRIDE

oil on canvas

MEMORY
MEMORY

oil on canvas

LEAP 2
LEAP 2

oil on canvas

DAZZLE 2
DAZZLE 2

oil on canvas