CONTEMPORARY REALIST PAINTER
New Work Coming 4th Quarter 2021
VR Morrison is a widely acclaimed artist known for her highly realistic and lavish oil paintings that draw inspiration from classical painting traditions and allegorical subject matter which is mediated through the artist’s interest in popular culture, history and high fashion. This ultimately lends her paintings a fresh, contemporary edge and an often palpable, air of tension.
Her career began in Brisbane Australia in the mid 2000’s, before moving to the South of France where she immersed herself in the rich history and culture.
Her works have been selected finalists in many prestigious art awards including the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize (highly commended), the Sulman Prize, and winner of the People’s Choice Metro Gallery Art Award. Her works have been acquired by many public and private collections, and she has been exhibited in prominent and high profile exhibitions within public galleries across Australia, including the Gippsland Art Gallery, the Macquarie University Art Gallery, the University of Queensland Art Museum and the Melbourne Art Fair. She was the first female artist to be represented by the powerhouse Australian gallery Sullivan+Strumpf. She is now represented by legendary Gold Coast Gallerist and Art Consultant Lorraine Pilgrim, who has been a pioneer in the Australian Art Industry for over 48 years.
More recently, VR has raised two beautiful children and has expanded her career into additional areas. She is a published illustrator under the name of Rose Morrison and also a tertiary lecturer of painting at the National Art School of Australia and in Fashion Illustration at the University of Technology Sydney.
Now, after 2 decades of experience, VR is returning to her roots, with lavish new oil paintings that explore the emancipation of women in the 21st century. The first of these exciting new works will be released in the 4th quarter of 2021.
For all enquires please contact Lorraine Pilgrim