“Vibrant Views Creative Canvases“
Exhibition 1 – 20 November 2016
Elizabeth McMorran – Photographic Artist
Having studied Art at Oakham College in Leicestershire and attended the local watercolour Artist Alan Oliver’s course, this inspired me to start painting watercolours 30 years ago. A lot of my watercolours were commissioned and received good reviews in the local press.
Having brought up 3 children, helping and inspiring them all with their Art qualifications, I now had the opportunity to continue my creative venture in the form of photographic Art. Inspired by my spring wedding awakening my creativity to illustrate my photographs on canvas as a progression artistically instead of painting from my photographs as I had done previously.
Living in Freckleton for the past 27 years, deciding to display my work in Lytham seemed the ideal opportunity as I am developing my portfolio incorporating local scenes, as well as my love for flowers. All with my individual perspective of the scene captured.I participated in Lytham Arts Festival 2015 and won a prize for my work being ‘Highly Commended’ and I have also displayed at St Anne’s Music & Arts Festival 2015.
Following on from the local Art Festivals and having created over 200 canvases, I then had the opportunity to curate an exhibition at Park View 4U. My exhibition of 35 canvases reflected a summer feel, personalizing the display with canvases of Park View’s beautiful garden flowers too during September. And a pumpkin head being the centre pieces for my October Autumnal display. Being delighted with the vibrant and colourful array of canvases, I was asked to continue my exhibition which reflected a Winter/Christmas theme. Park View 4U brought a great challenge in curating these exhibitions and proved fruitful too in the amazingly enthusiastic comments and resulting sales.
During the past year I have enjoyed compiling a collection of canvases to display at Warton Hall, Ribble Cruising Club, The Pavilion St.Annes and presently on display at Dotty Gallery in Rutland.
So Excelsior Arts that was formed when I was a watercolour artist painting and signing my last picture 30 years ago has flourished and matured to the exciting new venture I share with you locally today.