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. Carol has had solo shows at Visual Voice Fine Art, Swoon Fine Art, Anna Leonowens Gallery, The Craig Gallery, McCarthy Gallery, VANS Corridor Galleries, the St John’s Art Centre, and the Rossignol Cultural Centre. She joined Art 1274 Hollis in 2022.
She has been in many group shows, 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 for a project painting portraits of victims of injustice. “Portraits of Injustice” was shown at Pier 21 in 2010 and subsequently at several venues around Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.
Originally from England, she has for many years called Nova Scotia home where she enjoys heading outside to look for places to paint. After some planning and a rough outline, Carol begins her work with acrylic and then layers the oil on top of that to create her colourful, expressionist works. 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.