Peta Morris is a Sydney-based multi-disciplinary artist, currently working in the painting medium. Peta studied a painting major at East Sydney Technical College, (now known as The National Art School Sydney).
Peta’s artwork centres around the exploration of her metaphysical response to the natural environment, which has seen her traverse the Rainbow Mountains of Peru, the Milford Track in New Zealand and, more recently, Mount Kosciusko National Park in Australia’s Snowy Mountain Region. It is these internal responses sparked by the visual and physical experiences of hiking through these wilderness areas that form the basis of all of her artwork.
Her viewpoint explores both the seen and unseen. From the bold solid shapes of the scenic vista, to the microscopic cell structures that lie within both human and landscape forms, exploring the connections in between.
Her work has been acquired by Blue Mountains City Council, private collectors in Australia, the United States, Paris and Singapore. Peta was a Sulman Prize Finalist in 2011.