Pat Morrison was born in Washington DC and currently lives in Chesapeake Beach,
Maryland. She received her BFA in Communication Arts and Design from Virginia
Commonwealth University and has also studied at the Corcoran College of Art and
Design and Montgomery College of Maryland.
For 20 years, Morrison worked as a freelance editorial illustrator for a variety of magazines, newspapers and associations. Later she taught art for District of Columbia Public Schools at the Fillmore Arts Center, and recently retired from teaching art for Charles County Public Schools.
Morrison’s work is highly influenced by nature. Her recent work focuses on linocuts combined with tempera underpaintings. The planning of the composition is of primary importance to her and critical to the success of a piece. A strong sense of depth is apparent in most of her compositions. Morrison’s favorite Element of Art is texture, and she enjoys experimenting with different painting and printmaking techniques to achieve a variety of textural effects in her work.
She is a member of the following Maryland galleries: CalvART Gallery in Prince Frederick, Tish Fine Art Plus in Chestertown, and the St. Mary’s Arts Council Gallery in Leonardtown. Past shows include Annemarie Gardens national juried show, North End Gallery Invitational, Mattawoman Creek annual juried show and Calvert Nature Society Nature’s ARTcade Exhibit. She teaches printmaking workshops at various locations in Calvert County.