Shirley Morris Painter and Printmaker
Paintings in Oil, Etchings in Colour and Monochrome
Shirley Morris was born in Manchester and graduated in
Fine Art at the Regional College of Art, Manchester.
Later she studied etching techniques in London at the
Camden Art Centre, and the Central School of Art.
Some years ago she returned to painting in oils. The paintings
are figurative but realism is not the aim. They owe much to the imagination, with a strong emphasis on pattern.
There are two principle themes; the strong patterns created
by architectural shapes, and secondly the Venetian masks of the Carnivale.
The etchings: with her background and training as a painter,
she more often uses coloured inks than traditional black for printing and achieves a painterly effect.
Ormond Gallery , Cheshire.
Burgh House, Hampstead, London.
Knapp Gallery, Regents Park, London.
Desmoulin Gallery, Newbury, Berks.(Twice)
Has also taken part in many joint and group exhibitions.
For some years was a Gallery Artist at Zella Gallery, London, and has shown work at the Tib Lane Gallery, Manchester.
Here is some of her work. Please note that colour reproduction and texture is affected by digital representation.