intelligent animal and the Darlington Installation Project (DIP) present Renae Morris's exhibition Luminous Landscapes

A R T I S T    S T A T E M E N T

I am an Australian artist, specialising in rich contemporary landscapes.

Being in nature helps us cope with hard times, improves our mood, and grows our resilience – regular escape to it should be prioritised. I’ve found that even a simple moment can bring a feeling of awe and a new perspective on what really matters, which is why I paint landscapes.


The landscapes that I paint are intentionally different from realism, freeing from constraints in order to emphasise particular elements in nature, such as the flickering light off water or the changing colours in the sky. 


I use oil paints with rich colours and gestural brushstrokes to evoke the feeling of nature into our everyday lives. Compositions are framed in order to direct your view around the canvas, as if you were passing time through a journey in the artwork itself. Reflections, geometry, and divergences feature in each, highlighting a paradox in nature: growth favouring the efficiency of patterns but with potentially infinite natural variations – embodying the clash between order and chaos. 


When you look at my art, I hope it gives you a moment for reflection.  

If you have any questions, please contact me at

 A R T I S T    B I O

ANU, Bachelor of Visual Arts (Painting) 2010

A R T I S T   S U P P O R T

Perennial Wellbeing Centre 10% of sales proceeds will help support the Centre’s activities.  Perinatal Wellbeing Centre is a community based non-government organisation providing support to families in the Australian Capital Territory.  Primarily funded by ACT Health, Perinatal Wellbeing Centre has met the requirements under the Mental Health Services Program with Quality Innovation Performance (QIP), assessed against the applicable National Standards for Mental Health Services.