The study of art has been a lifelong pursuit for Lillie Morris. Essentially self taught, Lillie was encouraged throughout her public school years by her family and teachers alike. Pursuing her art degree at Augusta College in the 1970’s her instructors included Freeman Schoolcraft, Nathan Bindler and Richard Frank.
Lillie is known for her acrylic, collage and mixed media paintings. She specializes in abstract art, both representational and non-representational. Her paintings, whether collage, acrylic or a mixture of mediums reveal a love of texture, color and experimentation. Richly layered and with her own lexicon of gestural marks and linear elements, Lillie strives to convey the emotional impact of her source of inspiration: the landscape, music, poetry or deep personal experiences. Lillie enjoys creating visually stimulating images that leave the subject open to the viewer’s interpretation.
Lillie is inspired by the landscape, and rich history of the Piedmont region of Georgia. She also has an intense interest in the music, literature and landscape of Ireland and her work has been deeply influenced by her many travels there.