About the Artist

ARTIST STATEMENT:

I’ve always been drawn to nature – the rhythm of water, the light flickering through trees, and the way the sky holds color. It brings a sense of immense peace and oneness with the surroundings that I hope can be felt in my work. Capturing and replicating the feeling of being in nature is my ultimate goal. Some landscapes require delicate planning while others manifest as quick as my brush will move. Ultimately, I hope you’re left feeling the emotional connection to nature that drove me to create. As a professional artist of 17+ years, I feel fortunate to be creating work that cultivates the connection of art and nature.
 
BIOGRAPHY:
Born in Western Michigan, Marella Morris has been creating art from a young age. She began selling her work professionally at age 17, while also employed at a reputable fine art gallery and custom frame shop. Marella’s work can be found in private and corporate collections nationally and internationally. She currently resides in Michigan with her husband and two young children.
 
HONORS/AWARDS:
Finalist, “Ray and Nancy Loeschner Art Competition - Meijer Gardens”, Grand Rapids MI 2022, 2021, 2020
 
PUBLICATIONS:
“Fine Home for Fine Art”, Grand Rapids Magazine, 2012
“Pair of Young Artists Paints Second Nature”, Grand Rapids Press, 2007
 
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:
"Handworks", Ada MI, 2022
“Handworks”, Ada MI, 2021
“The Grand Art Show”, Amway Grand Hotel, 2016
“Small Wonders Holiday Show”, Grand Gallery Ada, 2012
“Autumn Show”, Grand Gallery Ada, 2011
“Vivid”, Grand Gallery Ada, 2011
“ArtHop”, Kalamazoo MI, 2010
“Create”, Grand Gallery Ada, 2010
“Inspired By Nature”, Grand Gallery Ada, 2010
“Summer Reflections”, Grand Gallery Ada, 2009
“ArtPrize”, Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, 2009
“Small Wonders Holiday Show”, Grand Gallery Ada, 2009
“In Good Company”, Grand Gallery Ada, 2008
“Small Wonders Holiday Show”, Grand Gallery Ada, 2008
“The Painters Palette”, Grand Gallery Ada, 2007
“Sunlight and Shadows”, Grand Gallery Ada, 2007
“Wild About Art”, Grand Gallery Amway Hotel, 2006
“The Labor Day Show”, Grand Gallery Ada, 2006
“Small Works”, Grand Gallery Amway Hotel, 2005
“Victorian Christmas”, Grand Gallery Ada, 2005
 
SELECTED COLLECTIONS:
Metro Health Hospital, Wyoming MI
Gemini Publications, Grand Rapids MI
Waterworks, Aspen CO
Medallion Management, Kalamazoo MI
Silver Star Veterans Facility, Battle Creek MI