Elizabeth Morris original prints



about Liz

about Liz

I trained as a painter at the Southern College of Art, Bournemouth, at Goldsmith's and the Central School, and only much later discovered etching at Morley College in South London.

Living in Greenwich I taught art and ran a printmaking workshop in my studio, and was one of the founder members of the Greenwich Printmakers, a co-operative with its own gallery. Living now on Mersea Island I belong to the Gainsborough’s House Print Workshop, and was for ten years a member of the East Anglian based 12PM Twelve Printmakers.

I am a printmaker who enjoys islands and the sea, and my work has come to reflect two particular island environments. They are Mersea Island where I live and where I work in my studio, and Heir Island, a small island in West Cork where for years I have spent much of the summer, sailing, walking and drawing. Sea and sand patterns, shapes of stones, textures, imprints in mud and tracks of birds, fish, gulls - and most recently – sea myths and biblical stories with sea references, are all used as starting off points for my prints

In recent years I have exhibited at the Royal Academy and at ‘Originals’, the contemporary printmaking show at the Mall Galleries. Also at the Barbican in print exhibitions 1996- 2000, and at the Affordable Art Show, Battersea. In East Anglia I have frequently shown at the Eastern Open at Kings Lynn. In 1999 I was awarded the Coley and Tilley prize by the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, and in 2005 I was featured in the Anglian Television series ‘Coastal Inspirations’.

Liz at work on Mersea Hard

Sketching in Ireland