my name is jeanne morrison, and i’m a process artist – i’m interested in the process of making art, and sharing what i learn about how to make art, rather than selling art, or being known to the art world, or any of those career activities expected of artists. i could teach and do workshops, but that would mean spending precious time and energy not working on my own art. indeed i have taught. and i’ve taught workshops, and shown my work in art exhibitions, and attended art residencies, and had gallery representation. i’ve sold most of what i’ve made over the years, amd my paintings hang in private collections around the world.
but these days i do my art for myself, whatever i’m interested in or whatever comes up that’s interesting. i’ve been exploring the beauty of encaustic painting in the last few years, and working on a series of fabric projects. last winter i did a series of surface design on sculpture for a public art project, and next year will bring more opportunities to make public art. my current obsession is an ambitious long fiction project that i will be writing and jim will be illustrating..
thirty-five years ago i started with watercolor on paper, fifteen years ago i took up oil paints. i picked up dye on fabric ten years ago, and for only the last five years have i been playing with the magic of wax. my method is to work in series, because it’s a learning curve every time i change media, and i try to get it right at least once before moving on.
for me, art is about getting different colors to stick to various things; things that can then be made into other things.