As a child, Colleen Morice was lucky enough to be surrounded with beautiful things. Gardens and museums were very accessible as she grew up in the suburbs of Paris. Her dad taught her how to look at art and often asked me what she liked. Out of the Gazette de l’Hotel Drouot, the magazine from the famous auction house, he read on Sunday mornings, Morice would point at 16th century still life flower paintings from the Netherlands, sure that those were her favourite. Morice's mum taught her to use her hands, to make stuff, draw a bit, paint a bit but mostly being very supportive with anything. Later, she studied in Paris for 5 years at Penninghen art school and received a Masters Degree in Graphic Design and Artistic Direction in 2007.
Branding, photography and illustration became her bread and butter and it is only
two years ago that Morice decided to search for her voice, to create as an artist. In addition to this exhibition, she has recently been commissioned to paint several large format paintings and murals inspired by botanicals.
Natural materials, vintage finds and recycling have found their way into the work and with some of her favourite tools, like Japanese sumi-e brushes, ink, watercolour and newly acquired skills in wood cutting, mould making and bronze casting, Morice has finally found the wings to explore artistic endeavours and get some of her visions into the world.