• Ft Hills Artists Gallery

Interview With Artist John H Morris Jr. aka Jack Morris

What is your meduim and why did you choose it?

Mixed Media: Layers of paint, chicken wire, canvas, twine, pine cone, lace curtains, sticks, anything I can get my hands on.

It's all about texture.

How long have you been making art?

Since 10th Grade. I decided to begin with painting. Through the years my passion grew as I educated myself with a Bachelor of Science and an MFA in Art Education.

Where do you get your inspiration?

I was often inspired by Van Gogh,

Hans Hofmann, Jackson Pollock and

various others.

What does your studio look like?

It's my garage. 2x4's, canvas, saw horses set up like an easel.

Also, a work bench with paints, brushes and trowels.

What is your favorite time of day to make your art?

Morning. I am fresh. It's cooler, and this gives me

more time to focus and loose myself in the piece.

Do you listen to music or have complete silence when you work?

Yes, I listen to 60's-70's, Grateful Dead, Pink Floyd, Zappa

and other artists like these.

Describe your creative process.

I pour 3 complimentary colors, big brush it and work it over. I squint at it, scrape it with a trowel.

I am the catalyst, I let the color speak.

What else would you like people to know about your art?

My art is experiential, emotional and spiritual. I love a hands on experience. I want patrons to enjoy the touch and feel of my art.

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