Meet Featured Artist, Emily Morris!
Morris' artwork will be on display until September 5 at the University Kerbey Lane location at 2606 Guadalupe St.
Morris is originally from Houston, but she has called Austin home ever since graduating from Texas State University in 2007, where she obtained a degree in Mass Communication and Art & Design.
Since Morris can remember she has been drawing and as a little girl, she was obsessed with drawing mermaids. Her mother was very encouraging of her art projects growing up, which led Morris to feel supported in choosing a creative path.
It wasn't until college that Morris began to experiment with painting, as it was part of her required coursework. She came to the realization that she enjoyed painting more than she did drawing and even sold a few paintings while she was still in college. After painting a few pet portraits for friends, Morris began painting on commission in 2013, the same year she and her mom started their Etsy shop, Stella & Ellie.