Judy Morris earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in art education from Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon. She taught art at South Medford High School for thirty years before retiring in 1996 to become a full time professional watercolorist. For over fifteen years Morris has been a popular juror and workshop teacher throughout the country and in Canada, Mexico, England, Switzerland, France, Italy and Japan.
Her paintings have received more than fifty national and regional awards and have been included in exhibitions throughout the country, most recently those sponsored by the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, and the Transparent Watercolor Society of America. Morris was one of 15 American artists invited to be included in the 2011 Taiwan International Watercolor Exhibition that was held at the Chung-Shan National Gallery in Taipei City, Taiwan.
Morris was one of 125 International outside-China artists from 62 countries to have her work selected for the 2012 Shanghai Zhujiajiao International Watercolor Biennial Exhibition. She was also very happy to have been invited by Cheng-Khee Chee to exhibit in the Third Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary International Watermedia Masters at the Jiangsu Province Art Museum in Nanjing and Tianjin City, China in 2012.
She has had numerous feature articles in national publications including the August/September 2005 issue of INTERNATIONAL ARTIST MAGAZINE. Her work hangs in public and private collections from California to New York, Canada to Mexico, and in Europe.
She has been a member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon since 1980 and is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, the Transparent Watercolor Society of America, and the Northwest Watercolor Society. She is also a member of the West Coast Watercolor Society whose elected membership is limited to fifty artists living in the Pacific coast states.
Her work has been included in more than a dozen recent watercolor books and publications including nine SPLASH books. She is the author of WATERCOLOR BASICS: LIGHT published by North Light Books. (Highlights of her sold-out book are available as an instructional CD. Click Here)
Her work is included in the new Chinese language book that highlights nine outstanding contemporary American watercolor artists. The book is titled, INSPIRATIONS & TECHNICAL BREAKTHROUGHS: Secrets from the Contemporary International Watercolor Masters (Volume 1).
Morris has been selected for inclusion in Who’s Who of American Women, Who’s Who in the World , and the recent edition of Who’s Who in America. Her original watercolors are available at the Hanson Howard Gallery in Ashland, Oregon and the Rogue Gallery & Art Center in Medford, Oregon. Morris maintains her studio in Lake Oswego, Oregon.
Judy is the author of
WATERCOLOR BASICS: LIGHT (Click Here)
Judy has authored numerous articles in national publications since 1992 including the August/September 2005 issue of INTERNATIONAL ARTIST MAGAZINE. Her work has been featured in more than a dozen recent watercolor books including SPLASH 4 (1996), SPLASH 5 (1998), SPLASH 7 (2002... see an image of her painting on the back cover), SPLASH 8 (2004), SPLASH 9 (2006), SPLASH 10 (2008), SPLASH 11 (2009), SPLASH 12 (2010), and SPLASH 13 (2012).
A partial list of published work includes:
WATERCOLOR '92 (spring), "Cinematic Lighting - Another
The Artist's Magazine, September 1992, "Letter from the Editor".
Watercolor Highlights 2 , 1995.
The Artistic Touch, 1995.
The Best of Watercolor, 1995
In Watercolor: People, 1996
The Artistic Touch II, 1996.
The Artist's Magazine, December 1996, "Letter from the Editor".
The Artist's Guide, 1998.
The Best of Watercolor: Painting Light & Shadows, 1998
The Best of Flower Painting 2, 1999
WATERCOLOR '99 (spring), "Making Memories"
The Artist's Magazine, November 1999, "Unexpected Color!" (cover artist)
Watercolor Magic, Winter 2001,"Texture You Can Believe"
WATERCOLOR ‘05 (spring), “Achieving a ‘Finished” Work.
Creative WATERCOLOR Workshop, 2005.
INTERNATIONAL ARTIST MAGAZINE, 2005, “The Lure of Patterns and Textures”.
INSPIRATIONS & TECHNICAL BREAKTHROUGHS, Vol. 1, China, 2012
Rogue Valley Art Association, life member.
Watercolor Society of Oregon since 1980.
Northwest Watercolor Society, signature member.
National Watercolor Society, signature member, regional representative.
Transparent Watercolor Society of America, lifetime signature member.
American Watercolor Society, signature member.
Hanson Howard Gallery, Ashland, OR