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Westland Gallery is thrilled to showcase mother-daughter duo -- London Artists Catherine and Patience Morrisey. Take a stroll through Wortley Village, enjoy the cafes, shopping and visit Westland Gallery to view the exhibition. On now through to October 25th.
About Patience and Catherine Morrisey:
Art making has always been a family affair for Patience Morrisey and her daughters, Robin and Catherine. Together they have shared many conversations about nature and plant life. This sense of harmony with nature is found in Patience’s wood and linocut prints and in Catherine’s paintings. A connectivity rooted in their individual practices bridges generations and mediums.
Catherine Morrisey had her start in abstract art, earning her BFA from York University during the period of abstract expressionism. It was by returning to memories of her childhood such as summers spent in Tobermory surrounded by woods and water that she would allow herself to explore landscapes in her own practice. Much like her mother, Catherine’s work explores finding meaning through the storytelling of parts of her life, and the nature that surrounds those experiences. She is currently based in London, Ontario.
Patience is a multidisciplinary artist born in Patience, Alberta. Patience studied fashion illustration and commercial art OCAD in Toronto, and it was during this time that she was taught drawing by Franklin Carmichael of the Group of Seven from whom she learned to dive deeper into scale and storytelling in her art. It was through her upbringing and education that Patience developed her practice to capture narratives about her life, family and the scenes that encapsulated them. Patience has a love of paper leading her to work in print and paper-mache sculpture. Throughout her career Patience kept an active ceramics and printmaking studio in her home.
Patience recently had her 99th birthday!