Award-Winning Coastal North Carolina Artist, Liz Morton loves to paint!  Her paintings are mesmerizing with color, layers, and texture that can keep you engaged for hours.  

Liz studied art at Appalachian State University (Boone and NYC), Barton College (Double Major: Printmaking & Commercial Art), The University of NC at Greensboro (MFA/Painting), Ghost Ranch, NM (Intuitive Painting), Washington DC (Watercolor), and Morehead City (Pastel). Liz has experienced significant international travel exercising every opportunity to talk with other artists and visit the studios, museums, and galleries along the way. Active in the Metropolitan DC area art scene for twenty years, she is now home in her beloved coastal NC.

Just like planting a garden, I create out of optimism for the future. My mixed media work combines acrylic, ink, and mark making in layers that reward viewers with organic imaginings and transparent views rare in paintings. Dr. Maia Nuku, curator of Oceanic Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art (2022) was impressed with my work calling it “genius” as she perceived a “cosmological feel” and noted that “the movement of color from transparent to opaque appears as stretched organic matter with veins and pattern”.

My recent Sea Life paintings are bold narratives that capture the bounty of the garden and the sea in watercolor and acrylic. In a recent competition well known seascape artist, Christine Provard was impressed as she found my paintings “to be quite unique, felt like I was taking a journey in the sea, mystical. I loved the balance and use of colors and the artist’s technique was clean and well executed.”

My cold wax oil paintings are mesmerizing as internationally known oil painter Tricia Cherrington Ratliff (2015) stated: “Liz demonstrates a highly developed sense of color, composition, and illuminates’ qualities that can keep you engaged for hours”.

Member of The Society of Layerists in Multi-Media and The Arts Council of Carteret County. Currently represented at Carolina Artist Gallery and Impressions Art Gallery in Morehead City, NC