Stephen Morris Exhibitions
This was held in June 2003 at St. Marys Hall Hotel, St. Marys, Isles of Scilly. Special thanks to the late Mary Nicholls and her husband, John, who had just completed a spectacular renovation of St. Marys Hall Hotel in 2003 for hosting this first Exhibition. Stephen exhibited sixteen paintings, three quarters of which were sold on the preview afternoon, and the rest later in the summer. Four of the paintings 'Seaways Echiums', 'Porthcressa Palms', "Steps to Chimneys' and 'Mesembryanthemum Walls' were the first to be produced as high quality lithograph prints, to be joined by 'Garrison Elms on a September Morning' which Stephen had given to his wife, Lois.
This selection of ten original watercolour paintings formed part of a much larger stand staged by the Gaudi Gallery of Madrid in November 2004 at the Lille Grand Palais exhibition centre. As European City of Culture 2004, Lille was showcasing art, sculpture and other works from many countries as part of its celebrations. Three of the paintings - 'Loaded Camel Rock with Honeysuckle', 'High Life Daffodils' and 'Rock Pool Reflections' are available as high quality giclee prints. 'Rock Pool Reflections' is also available in Stephen's first set of blank greetings cards
May 2009 saw Stephen's first mainland UK exhibition - a month long solo show comprising thirty one original watercolour paintings in his home city of Birmingham. Twenty nine works featured Scilly in seasonal mood - spring, summer, autumn and winter - while two featured the same view of the Birmingham cityscape painted from the brow of a hill in Moseley, very close to his mother's house, one painted on a cold early spring day and one late in the early spring evening. High quality giclee prints are available of all the paintings in the Exhibition and six were selected for his third set of blank greetings cards.
November 2011 saw Stephen's second mainland UK exhibition - another month long solo show in his home city of Birmingham. He was invited back to show his work by the Gallery manager following the success of his first Exhibition there. Entitled 'Islands of Sun and Ice', the main body of the Exhibition showed a range of paintings of Scilly including three very large works, quite unusual in the field of watercolour. Also on show was a selection of acrylic ink works which Stephen did when we were on holiday in Iceland for a month the previous autumn. High quality giclee prints are available of all the paintings in the Exhibition but not of the ink sketches which are originals only.
Stephen was also invited to submit five original artworks for the Spring Exhibition at Gallery Tresco which opened on March 30th 2013. All but one of the five paintings have now been sold. A pdf brochure of the Exhibition can be downloaded from the page link above.