Marla Morrison Art

Marla Morrison
Multi-Media Artist

Marla Morrison is a multi-media artist residing in Allen, Texas. For her, exploration of the myriad of art materials and techniques is vastly inspiring. In her work, she seeks to show beauty in color, design, and the physical behavior of paint and other materials.

With acrylics, Marla uses the play of fluid paint and line work to create abstract 2D worlds. She’ll begin the painting with an idea of what she’d like to see, but then watch it morph into something different than imagined. She says, “The process is very much like having a conversation with a life of its own.” Whether the pieces evoke the ocean, space, fire, or stone, she strives to create environments that will be visually delicious. She says, “I’m not particularly interested in relaying a narrative. Instead, I enjoy knowing that viewers will bring their own explanations and context for the work.”

She has a B.F.A. from Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas, and an M.F.A. from Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California. She and her husband have three children who keep them busy! Her work is in collections throughout the U.S. and in Canada.

To see more of her art explorations, follow her on Instagram: @marlamorrisonart