Merlith Morrison-Hutton...

 


Merlith Morrison-Hutton was born and educated in London and the Home Counties.  She is of Scottish/French ancestry and art has played a vital role in her and her family’s life.  As a child she was a member of the Royal Drawing Society, both exhibiting and gaining awards, and her work has been published and televised.  She trained at Central St Martin’s and then BIAD (Birmingham Institute of Art and Design) where she obtained a double first-class honours, drawing prize, and art history scholarship.  She then continued her education at the IOE (Institute of Education) University of London.  She gained her second degree from the University of Bristol and taught for several years in Gloucestershire.  Merlith has exhibited at the Royal West of England Academy, the Ikon galley, the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, London, Cheltenham etc.  Her interests include the art of ancient civilisations, medicine, psychology, music, film, botany, the history of naval aviation and French history.  Work ranges from portraits in oils and acrylics, figure in interior, watercolours, and pen and ink, to abstract acrylics, etching and general printmaking, collage, and drawing.  She has designed sets and costumes for the stage, including the Three Choirs Festival, and has made a lyrical documentary film.  Merlith has also done voiceovers and background acting work for film.  She accepts commissions, particularly for portrait work. Examples of her work are held in private collections.  She admires the work of many artists although Picasso is her favourite for all round versatility.  “I have to do art.  At times I have little control over the ideas that come from the stream of consciousness. Art leads - you must follow. Seize any medium that is handy and let the inner voice speak; the process is beyond reason.” 

 

 

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