Elise Morris

For me, 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.  This ability to be present transforms our experience in the world.

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 a space. The elemental light is exposed and I am immersed, beckoning to something much more expansive.