art in paint & stitch

by Jo Morphett


I'm Jo Morphett, an artist using layers of colour

to create abstract impressions of nature.

Inspired by folk/outsider art

and impressionism,

my mission is to connect with

the aliveness of the world around us and 

create an artwork that is refreshing and revitalizing.


Whether working in paint with a palette knife or in fabric and stitch,

I aim to invite 

a shift in perspective,

a feeling of connection

and a sense of peace.

I consider myself an outsider artist because I operate on the margins - outside of both formal and informal art structures and influences.


I create intuitively without salability or a specific audience in mind.


I share my work not to promote it, but because I believe we are all connected and creativity is a sacred thing, meant to be shared


Studio practice is to recycle, reduce waste and be kind to the environment, using AP certified non-toxic materials, and striving to be low impact and no waste.

peaceofpi studio is my creative workspace located on the shores of Burrard Inlet, near Vancouver, B.C., Canada, on the unceded territory of the Tsleil-Waututh, Kwikwetlem, Musqueam and Squamish peoples.

Artist desk Floral Mini Sketches
Brighten up the day flower painting
Fledgling Birds Folk Art Painting
Purple Sky
Black Bird Quilt Close Up
Mini Abstract paintings
Fond of You Painting
Wildflowers Growing Beside the Fence
Beaded Art Quilt in progress
Wildflowers Floral Painting
Blackbirds Quilt