Catherine Morrisey

Catherine Morrisey

Catherine Morrisey

  • Biography

    Catherine Morrisey comes from a family of visual artists. She came to London from Toronto in the early 1980's. After receiving an Honours Degree Fine Arts from York University, and continuing education at Arts' Sake, Inc., Toronto, she earned Library Science, M.L.S. at University of Western Ontario
    ​"I love painting scenes of our local woods, gardens, willows along the river, paddlers, and people on the bike path. I adapt some traditions of Chinese landscape painting, especially the brushwork and the sense of distance. I am drawn to Pierre Bonnard’s colour, Chaim Soutine’s distortions, and David Milne’s thin paint sketches. An image might appear while I am painting quite by magic. A person, a house, a tree, a perfect reflection in the river. Painting intuitively I add layers of oil colour over time, often months, finding the power of the image. My challenge is to bring it to life.
    Painting is my way to tell you a story. Kayaking along the river, time stands still. The sky is reflected in the water, a heron flies by. He croaks and circles back. We are both floating in space. Then there is sudden symmetry. This is where my painting wants to take you." Catherine

Showing 1–12 of 23 artworks

Catherine Morrisey

Iris Reflections
36 x 36 ″ oil $1,600.00

Catherine Morrisey

Richmond Bus Going Over Bridge by Labatt's
24 x 24 ″ oil $900.00

Catherine Morrisey

Virginia Creeper in Red
30 x 40 ″ oil $1,500.00

Catherine Morrisey

Rounding the Willow Bend
36 x 48 ″ oil $1,900.00

Catherine Morrisey

Snowy River Walk
36 x 48 ″ oil $1,900.00

Catherine Morrisey

Willow Reflection
48 x 48 ″ oil $2,600.00

Catherine Morrisey

Lunch in the Garden
24 x 36 ″ oil $1,200.00

Catherine Morrisey

Going for a Paddle
36 x 36 ″ oil $1,600.00

Catherine Morrisey

The Blue Goblet
16 x 20 ″ oil $450.00

Catherine Morrisey

Vase I
20 x 16 ″ oil $450.00

Catherine Morrisey

Full Moon
12 x 24 ″ oil $1,800.00

Catherine Morrisey

Iris Reflections
30 x 40 ″ oil $1,400.00