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About Me

I'm Susan Morris

Susan Morris loves creating art that tells a story, captures a special moment, or passes along a treasured memory. Her attention to detail and use of color help create her unique style.  She prefers working with professional-grade colored pencils but also enjoys pastels and pen & ink.  

Susan discovered her love for colored pencil artwork a bit later in life than some and is primarily self-taught.  Not only is creating art a passion for her, but she believes it is also a calling.  

Susan's work has been published in professional magazines and books and can be found in homes across the US and Internationally.  She offers original artwork as well as commission and illustration services.  She also offers products such as prints, mugs, and notecards featuring her artwork.

Mission and Vision

Susan’s mission is to inspire, encourage, and comfort others through realistic artwork that tells a story, captures a special moment, shares a memory, or sparks a dream.  To create artwork that connects with and inspires others on a level that provokes thought and emotion is at the heart of her vision.  Added to that is the desire to present the artwork in a style that is unique, recognizable, long-lasting, and in such a way that her joy in creating the work passes on to those who see the artwork.

Commission and Illustration Work

Susan loves creating commissioned work.  She finds it challenging and rewarding.  Her attention to detail and color makes her commissions truly unique and true to the subject drawn.  But the thing that is best for her is working with her clients on the project and their joy and happiness with the final work of art.

In 2022, Susan had her first opportunity to illustrate a children’s book, “The Diving Cats of Bucerias” written by Robin LaDue and published in June 2022.  She soon realized she had found yet another exciting artistic avenue to explore.  Shortly after the completion of this project, she was invited to illustrate “Rainforest Fairies” by Italia Pierfederici which was published in late July 2022.

My art business has been designated as a "Trusted Art Seller" with The Art Storefronts Organization, which means you can shop with confidence, and know that I stand behind the quality and value of my products.

Awards, Recognitions, and Achievements

September 2022“On Eagle’s Wings” on exhibit at Yadkin Valley Arts Center 

August 2022 – Step-by-Step Tutorial, “Keeping Yourself in Stitches” published in COLOR Magazine 

July 2022 – Illustrations for published children’s book, “Rainforest Fairies” 

June 2022 – Illustrations for published children's book, “The Diving Cats of Bucerias”

  June – August 2022 “On Eagle’s Wings”, “Cat Nap”, “Still Standing”, “Maui Sunrise”, and “Come to My Garden” selected to show in Summer Exhibit, Red Dog Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC 

April – June 2022“Dinnertime”, “White Wolf”, and “Hummingbird” on exhibit, NC Baptist Hospital Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC 

January – March 2022 – Solo Artist Show held at River Landing Retirement Community – Colfax, NC 

January 2022“Homesick” - Published in COLOR Magazine  

June – August 2021“Hope” and “Serenity” selected to show in ‘The Beauty of Words” exhibit, Red Dog Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC 

June 2021 “Ben” – Published in COLOR Magazine 

May 2021 – Step-by-Step Tutorial, “Maui Sunrise”, published in COLOR Magazine 

March 2021 – Online Art Show benefiting Meals on Wheels program of Winston-Salem 

August 2020 - “Maui Sunrise” Published in Hidden Treasures Vol 6 

September 2019 - “Dinnertime” Awarded First Place – Drawing Category - 44th Annual Jeb Stuart Art Show, Stuart, VA 

June 2019 - “Zoo Day with Papa” featured in Ann Kullberg's 20th Annual Member Showcase  

May 2019 - Featured artist in Artist Spotlight, Colored Pencils for Beginners and Beyond; “Dinnertime” Published in Colored Pencil Magazine 

March 2019 - “Owl Attitude” Published in COLOR Magazine 

February 2019 - “Everyone Likes Oranges” Published in Colored Pencil Magazine; “Owl Attitude” Published in Hidden Treasures Vol 5

Work featured in the monthly Pencil Box Art Showcase:

  • October 2022 – “Blue Ridge Sunrise”
  • September 2022 – “Cat Nap” 
  • April 2022 – “Feeding Time” 
  • December 2021 – “Grand Canyon Sunrise” 
  • August 2021 - "Homesick" 
  • July 2021 - "D-Day Memorial" 
  • April 2021 - "Ben" 
  • February 2021 – “Sunset on the Lake”
  • October 2020 – “Motorcycle at Mabry Mill” 
  • September 2020 - "Contemplation"
  • August 2020 - "Hummingbird" 
  • June 2020 - “White Wolf” ​ 
  • April 2020 - “Come to the Garden”
  • February 2020 - "On Eagle's Wings"
  • January 2020 - “Maui Sunrise”
  • December 2019 – “Screech” 
  • ​October 2019 - “Tea for Two” 
  • September 2019 - “Puka” 
  • August 2019 - “Peek-A-Boo” 
  • July 2019 - “Waiting For Prey” 
  • May 2019 - “Blessed” 
  • March 2019 - “Reunited” 
  • January 2019 - “Owl Attitude” 
  • December 2018 - “Darcy” 
  • July 2018 - “Precious Moments”

Professional Affiliations

  • Carolina Painters Guild – Secretary, Board Member 
  • Colored Pencil Society of America – Member in good standing 
  • Art for Art’s Sake – Member in good standing 
  • Piedmont Pastel Society – Member in good standing 
  • Associated Artists of Winston-Salem - Member in good standing 
  • Yadkin Valley Arts - Member in good standing

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