Artist StatementAmy Morrison is an artist whose primary tool is a camera. She prints primarily on stretched canvas. She also selects print surfaces such as wood, slate, acrylic, glass, metal, fabric and paper when appropriate given the unique characteristics of each piece. She favors natural lighting and photographic, processing and printing methods that produce painting-like images, often with a discernable “grainy” look common in the days of film. Many of her creations have an impressionist feeling and many are abstract. She enjoys exploration of the many ways digital software can be used to enhance an image to more fully express artistic vision. Her body of work largely comprises nature scenes from within Maryland, primarily from Montgomery, Howard and Carroll counties.
Amy Morrison is a self-taught, emerging artist whose primary tool is a camera.
In December 2015 and January 2016, Amy exhibited in the gallery/lower level banquet room at VOLT Restaurant in Frederick, Maryland. She exhibits periodically throughout the year in Starbucks in Germantown, Maryland, and currently has canvases hanging in Knit Locally, in Boyds, Maryland. She also regularly shows work at other private and public events in the Washington/Maryland/Virginia area. She does pet and people photography, specializing in natural-light, environmental portraiture. Her current project in progress is titled “The Ways of Water.”
Amy has pursued photography as a lifelong hobby, turning professional in 2014 after leaving the corporate world. She spent 10 years working in a commercial photographic darkroom before digital technology became available, which exposed her to cutting-edge work of some of the top photographers in the region at that time.