Freya Douglas-Morris b. 1980

Freya Douglas-Morris studied Fine Art at Brighton University before receiving an MA from the Royal College of Art in 2013. With solo shows in London and Milan, she has also exhibited in the US, China, Italy, France, Austria and the UK. Upon graduating from the RCA she was selected for the Bloomberg New Contemporaries, The New Sensations & The Catlin Guide. She has work featured in the publications '100 Painters of Tomorrow' and 'Paper' Saatchi Gallery. She lives and works in London.

 

Freya has work in the Saatchi Gallery collection, as well as many other private collections worldwide. ‘A painting by Freya Douglas-Morris,’ says writer and editor Olivia Fletcher, ‘begins somewhere between memory and alienation, the landscape at once all too familiar and yet estranged from her surroundings. Colour and depth work together to help burrow the viewer deeper into each scene. Despite being grounded with far reaching plants and trees, the paint bleeds and stretches across the canvas as if it could keep going, will never dry and hence never bring each sprawling reverie to a close. A disturbing, slightly dis- torted sense of scale reminds the viewer of when, as a child, everything seemed either too large or intangible...’