Shaun Morris


Shaun sees himself as a painter of landscapes but prefers to paint the landmarks of the supermarket car-park, the local bus stop or the disused telephone box near his suburban home. He may paint nature, but it’s the nature of the common edgelands and woods, or the nature found by the canals or underneath the motorways. Shaun wants to see his everyday experience reflected, but also to find the myriad stories and histories locked in or buried in the ruins of the post-industrial landscape.

These stories are often set at night where views, forms, and shapes shift and are obscured and take on a strangely familiar, uncanny quality. A sense of unease is created in images that suggest actions yet to occur.

Shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing Prize, Shaun has exhibited widely including the Surface Gallery, Nottingham; The Atkinson Gallery in Somerset; Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery; Ikon Gallery, Birmingham and the New Art Gallery Walsall. He has undertaken several commissions, and received major grants from Arts Council England. He has an MA in Fine Art, Painting, and work in private and public collections. Shaun is currently a lecturer in Fine Art in Birmingham.

Shaun's Artworks