Lois Morton


Lois Morton

I have been an art educator for 28 years, taught with hundreds of teachers and hopefully inspired thousands of kids. Iíve had ďMOR-TONSĒ of fun teaching art and now that I am retired, Iím having an endless summer of creating in my own art world.

I became an art teacher because of my Dallas high school teacher Mr. Jack Stevenson and my parents. In high school we melted glass, melted wax, did linoleum printmaking and made huge clay sculptures. At East Texas State University, my favorite classes were welding, clay, jewelry, printmaking and casting aluminum sculpture.

Iíve taught in 5 school districts and 7 schools- Dallas, Highland Park, Spring Branch, Cy-Fair and Katy ISD, and have taught stained glass in shops and for continuing education classes at U of H. Twice I have been named teacher of the year, once in Katy and with my fine arts team in Cy-Fair. Many of my students have had recognized accomplishments and gone on to pursue art.

Iím now taking time to enjoy and explore all the art processes Iíve been teaching. My mixed media collages are made from a variety of textures printed with ink on different papers and cut out to make my whimsical nature compositions. My open edition giclees are titled Color Blind, Fraternal Twins, Strike a Pose, Blue Hawaii, Tapestry, Recess and Hide and Seek. A giclee is the process of making fine art prints from a digital source using ink-jet printing. The images are generated from high resolution and printed with archival quality ink. I also have several smaller original collages and clay sculpture. Hope you enjoy my Birds.