Art Show

Gallery Espresso – Presents: Cora Morris

Making art has always been an innate desire for Cora throughout her life. After graduation from high school she knew she wanted to pursue art. She majored in Painting and Printmaking, graduating from Central Connecticut State University in 1993. Cora started working for a financial services company in Connecticut while actively making art and exhibiting her work. After getting married in 2014 they relocated to Savannah, Georgia in 2017. The Georgia coastline has provided her with endless inspiration, and the move allowed her the opportunity to focus on her art full time.

Cora has worked in various mediums over the years but after painting with acrylics for many years, she was in search of a new medium. This occurred in 2012 while attending an opening for the encaustic artist Martin Kline. That night was a pivotal time for Cora as she was immediately captivated. The color, texture, and depth created by the natural elements of bees wax and damar resin is something that can’t be achieved in any other medium. Five months later she had created her first body of work that combined both encaustic and photography. Encaustic is the fusing of bees wax and damar resin that has been in use since ancient times.

Her subject matter over the years has always remained constant, embracing a passion for nature and world travel. Cora enjoys the challenge of bringing together encaustic, photography, and mixed media to create her ethereal works. And of course, the opportunity to travel the world.