About

Anne Morris (Dip.Fine Arts Otago )

I studied at the School of Fine Arts, Dunedin from 1980-1983, graduating with a Diploma of Fine Arts, majoring in painting. After travelling and living in the UK for several years I returned to live in Palmerston North in 1991.
 
2002, I held my first solo exhibition “Gardens”, at the Van Uffelen gallery, a series of garden scenes painted in acrylic on canvas.
 
2004 , My second solo exhibition  entitled “Walk of Life” was shown at the Van Uffelen included portraiture and figure paintings in a mixture of acrylics and oils on canvas.
 
2009 , I was part of a joint exhibition at  Square edge Art centre I exhibited a collection of Beach and Sea paintings, acrylic on canvas, and a series of small landscapes acrylic on wooden blocks.
 
2012, I held a exhibition at Square edge Art centre  “Can’t see the wood for the trees” showing a collection of 17 large charcoal drawings on paper with images of trees, forests and landscapes.
 
2014, My exhibition “Walk with me” at Taylor Jensen gallery consisted of a collection of 50 small oil paintings on canvas and includes landscapes, forests and seascapes.
 
2017, "The Spaces between" at Taylor Jensen gallery, was a new collection of works, mainly landscapes and seascapes. There was a variety of mediums acrylics/oils/pencil and works ranged from large canvases to smaller framed pieces. Some of the canvases and frames were recycled from past pieces.

2018   The series of paintings “watercolours” was shown at the “Grey St. Gallery” in conjunction with the Manawatu Art trail.

2019   The “inheritance “ collection was shown at Joe Mc Menamins gallery in Feilding. Two portraits “planning the day” and “wedding day” were added to the portrait collection.
 
2020  Lockdown presented an opportunity to focus on a large charcoal work “stay home”  currently I am working on a series of paintings entitled “land of the long white cloud”