Collection: Carol Morrison - Oil and Acrylic Painter
Carol Morrison’s interest in the natural world around her, which led to her career as a research scientist, also led to landscape, still life, and portrait paintings. She is most influenced by the colourful and expressive brushwork of Tom Thomson and, like him, enjoys getting outside to paint in oils. More recently she has been experimenting with acrylics.
Carol has taken part in many solo and group shows in Nova Scotia, and her work has been chosen for juried shows of the Society of Canadian Artists and the Canadian Institute of Portrait Artists across Canada.
In 2005 she graduated from NSCAD with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and received the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Award for an emerging artist. In 2008 she was awarded a provincial creation grant to produce “Portraits of Injustice”. Her portraits, along with information on each person provided by Amnesty International, was shown at Pier 21 in 2010 and subsequently at several venues around Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. In 2021 and 2022 she painted portraits of drag performers for a group show celebrating diversity, which was shown in several galleries.
Portraits by her are in the IWK and Queen Elizabeth II Health Centres. Four landscapes were bought by the NS Art Bank, and her work is in numerous private collections in Canada and abroad.