|ABOUT THE ARTIST|
New Mexico artist Iva Morris has been making art for over twenty years. After receiving her BA in Art Education at the University of New Mexico in 1981, Ms. Morris taught art and participated in the Artist in Residence program, painting murals with children around the state of New Mexico. She began working with pastels nine years ago and has continued to show both locally and nationally, winning awards for both her prints and pastels. She is a member of the Pastel Society of America and the Pastel Society of New Mexico. She lives with her two children and husband, painter Brian O'Connor, in the small farming community of Las Nutrias, New Mexico. Her work can be found at Lewellen Contemporary in Sante Fe, Weems Galleries in Albuquerque, and Indigo Gallery in Madrid, NM.
A comment made by painter Andrew Wyeth pretty much sums up my approach to art:
"Art is nothing more than the people that you love and the place where you live."