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Name: Stephen Morris

Art: painting/sculpture/prints/poetry

Country: United Kingdom

Birth Date: 0000-00-00

URL: http://www.stephen-morris.net


Stephen Morris painting/sculpture/prints/poetry United Kingdom

Biography:

Stephen Morris was born in Smethwick which is on the edge of Birmingham in England. He was educated at Moseley Art School, Fircroft College, Marieborgs Folkhigh School Sweden and the Universities of Cardiff and Leicester. To date he has had 80 solo exhibitions of his paintings, visual poetry, prints and sculpture. He has published twelve books of poetry and has toured in many countries performing his poetry, from Alaska to Borneo, to India to Sweden, to Singapore to Malta. At present he lives in the South of France where he has his studios.

Exhibitions:

Selected Galleries. Wolverhampton City Art Gallery, Liverpool Academy, Macclesfield Art Gallery, Mermaid Theatre Art Gallery, Salisbury 
Museum Art Gallery, Letchworth Art Gallery, Brink Gallery Vledder, Holland, Wednesbury Art Gallery, Cannon Hill Arts Centre,Birmingham, England. etc. etc

Interview

How did you start in Art?

At the age of thirteen I was awarded a place at Moseley School of Art in Birmingham, England

Who is/was your master?

Not wishing to appear to be arrogant but I do not think there was and there certainly isn't is.

Do you think that training is Important or prefer self-taught?

I think art education is important. For example learning about the use of colour, perspective, studying the great masters and their techniques. The use of light, location and learning about human and animal anatomy. Also to instill a sense of purpose and to be aware of other art forms as well and to help the artist to develop self disipline and a curiosity about the world.

It is possible to live from Art?

It is possible but highly improbable.

Transpiration or inspiration?

Both perhaps but why limit it ?

Your 3 Favorite Artists Living and Dead

Caravaggio, Bernini, Picasso.

Work of art that you would like to be the Author and Why

'The Taking of Christ' by Caravaggio for not only the subject matter and the emotion of the scene but the use of light from a number of sources which helps stimulate the whole dramatic effect of the painting.

Is there a Price for Art?

Yes..but not human life. There are many things one may die for but art isn't one of them.

Everything can be art or are there limits?

Yes, there are limits and the serious artist places these upon him or herself.

Digital Art. Yes or no?

Not sure..early days.

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