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Anna Morris

Somerset based painter, exploring light and surface

My work explores the transient effects of light, investigating mark-making and referencing landscape through drawing, painting and collage. I aim to create works that evoke the experience of visual phenomena – of atmospheric light and luminosity. Much of my work references moving through the landscape and is rarely specific to a particular place but informed by memory and experience.

My process is a combination of painting and collage, resulting in small scale works on card and plywood. The collaged fragments I use are sometimes many years old and I use a wide range of experimental means to produce these through a process of addition and deletion. I often incorporate fragments of prints - monotype, stone lithographs, dry point, collagraph and more recently screenprints. I collate and sift, selecting and combining, layering and reworking until the composition settles into its final form.

I am interested in the ‘objectness’ of painting - the relationship between the surface of my paintings with their sometimes oblique reference to landscape and the physicality of the pieces and whether it is possible to hold these two elements in balance.


Qualifications and training 2006 - MA Fine Art (Painting) , Wimbledon School of Art, London 1990 - BA Honours Visual Studies and Art History, Oxford Polytechnic, Oxford Solo exhibitions 2017 - Coast, King's College Taunton, 2012 - 'Object - Horizon', Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Summertown, Oxford.   Group Exhibitions - Irving Gallery, Oxford, 2019; Drawing on Dorset, exhibition and publication, Fine Foundation Gallery, Durlston Country Park - Swanage, 2019; Bath Society of Artists Open, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022; New English Art Club (NEAC) Annual Exhibition 2019, Mall Galleries - London;  2018 - Millfield Open, Street; June - Aug 2018, Bath Open Art Prize, (2nd prize winner);  2017- RWA 165th Open exhibition, Bristol; 2016 - Wells Art Contemporary; Dis-locate, VW showroom, Oxford; 2015 - OVADA Seven Counties Open; 2014 - New Work from OX14, O3 Gallery; 2014 - 'A Grand Day Out', Art Jericho; 2013 - Drawing Show, O3 Gallery, Oxford; 2012 - Affordable Art Fair, Brunel's Old Station, Bristol; 2012 - 'How Are You?' charity Auction, Hemingway Art, Oxford 2011 - Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead, London 2008 - Les Chemins du Dialogue, Maison de L'International, Grenoble 2007 - MA's All, Stroud House Gallery, Stroud, Gloucestershire 2006 - 'BASE' MA interim show, Trinity Bouy Wharf, London 2005 - BHF Bank, London 2005 - 'Working for Peanuts', MA interim show, Space 44, London

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