Art in the Library: Lopez Island Denizens (Mostly), the Watercolors of Artist Daphne Morris, May 22nd through July 3rd, 2015

Daphne MorrisIn conjunction with the current exhibit of her artwork in the Lopez Library, Daphne Morris’ has provided her artist statement:
“I live and paint on Lopez Island, a rocky bit of the San Juan Archipelago between Washington State’s mainland and Vancouver Island, British Columbia. The island’s shape resembles an aerial view of a running moose making a left-hand turn (see map hung on the wall in the children’s room). From my favorite island perch I can spot mirages and other awesome sights such as whales, bald eagles, radar-jamming jets, oil tankers and dragonflies. At various times I have studied zoology, marine biology, art history and studio art.I have co-authored a book on Northwest Coast Native art and have illustrated books a bit. I enjoy trekking the island’s beaches, trailing behind Lopez Island’s schoolchildren; they are always quick to point out episodes of humor and drama in nature. I have memberships in the American Society of Botanical Artists, the Pacific Northwest Botanical Artists, the Guild of Natural History Illustrators.  Here on the island I volunteer in various projects involving natural history.”