Pat Morrison

I was born in Washington DC and currently live in Calvert County, Maryland. In addition to making art, I enjoy gardening, fossil hunting, cooking, cross country road trips and swimming. I run a science enrichment program in elementary schools as well as volunteer at ACLT Double Oak Farm in Prince Frederick, Maryland.

I have a BFA in Communication Arts & Design from Virginia Commonwealth University. My artistic career includes 20 years as an editorial freelance illustrator, public school art teacher in Washington DC and Maryland, and am currently an exhibiting member of 4 Maryland galleries. My medium is printmaking (linocut) sometimes combined with tempera painting. I also grow gourds and make them into birdhouses which I sell in some galleries.

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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.