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Meet John Morris of Poetry in Paint in Scottsdale

Today we’d like to introduce you to John Morris.

John, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
My passion for creating art began when I was a 10th grader in high school. Upon studying Pollack and Van Gogh, I was inspired by their creativity and captivating art. At that point in time, I realized that I would study and create inspiring works of art. Upon graduating from high school, I enrolled at the University of Wisconsin, My passion was still calling me, so I went on to receive my Master of Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

My love for creating and teaching art inspired me to attend the University of Colorado, University of Wisconsin, Marshfield, and the Sheboygan School District in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

Has it been a smooth road?
In every occupation, there are struggles that come up along the way. I realized this when I came up with new ideas with paint and how to utilize it. Struggles can be turned around and become learning experiences if one lets that occur. Every day in the studio becomes an avenue to create new ideas and develop, through trial and error, new avenues of artistic endeavors.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with poetry in paint – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
I take great pride in my unique way of using color. I love to see how colors interact with each other and the vibration that occurs when that interaction takes place. I simply let each color define itself and create energy with the light and space they occupy. Qualities or characteristics are important to your success. When the color takes over and defines the imagery, it then makes a connection with people.

I take great pride in the fact that I have been able to show my art around the nation. My invitationals were in the USA, Italy, and Japan. I have also been able to exhibit my work in Colorado, Missouri, Illinois, and Ohio.

Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
The museums and the cultural arts that exist within the city. The Desert Botanical Garden is living art at its height.

The disappearing desert.

Contact Info:

  • Address: 17019 East Calle Del Sol Fountain, Hills, AZ 85268
  • Phone: 480 816 9940
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