In Other Light, Acrylic and oil on canvas, 40 x 60”, 2019

In Other Light, Acrylic and oil on canvas, 40 x 60”, 2019


Painting is an intuitive process of creating space, a layering of experiences that evokes both unexpected complexity and the bareness of the moment. It is a process of being present to what comes, to new subtleties.

Wherever I am, lately I find myself looking to the light. I look through the trees, in the heavy clouds, at the reflections in the creek. It is ever changing and always there, a basic element in our daily experience. It is the light that makes the shadows that I so love to draw. Where there is light, there is clarity and warmth, and the hope of what is ahead.

I am seeking that glimmer when the surface of the painting truly becomes the edge of something much more expansive.

2018 interview and studio visit featured  on The Studio Work

Listen to my interview with The Jealous Curator, on her podcast, Art for Your Ear

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Article on Livingly "Elise Morris on Art and Bravery"

See my July 2015 feature on The Jealous Curator!

Interview on the Pink Pagoda blog May 2015

Studio Visit featured on Fresh Paint Magazine! March 2015