- Dunedin, New Zealand
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drawn, painted and made things all of my life
in one way or another. Detail, colour, texture, shapes, light and
shadow…all things visual have always been very important to
As a child I enjoyed creating something out of nothing…a
house from cardboard shoe boxes, a puppet from odds and ends, even
wooden stilts from an old broken piano.
have never wished it to
be a restrictive technical exercise but more an explorative process,
where I feel freedom to discover things ‘en route’.
way, it retains its sense of fun and playfulness.
consider myself an
experimental painter and a perennial beginner who has no fixed style.
Art for me is about limitless possibilities more than anything else.
Creating art is a form of magic and it never ceases to surprise or
adore cats (seeking to
capture their “catness”in an expressionist manner),
trees/plants, buildings, skies, faces and ethnic motifs. The common
denominator in my work is colour. I prefer a warm palette..
mother, a commercial
artist, was my first teacher.
I have studied Design at Otago University and majored in Art at the
Dunedin College of Education. Mostly though I am self-taught and
self-representing. I live in Dunedin, in the "Deep South" of New
Zealand. My art has been collected in New Zealand and abroad.
- Anni Morris