Melanie's paintings “evoke a range of emotion from quiet contemplation to bubbling-over joy”
A Roundabout Path

Melanie Morris was drawn to art from an early age but didn’t think painting could be a career but a hobby she would always love. She worked as a pharmaceutical rep, advertising account director and medical education moderator but never found a job she really loved. Melanie now happily works full-time as an artist.

Happy Color

Melanie doesn’t like dreary and uses layers of exquisite color to create her dreamlike paintings.  Her colorful acrylic paintings have been said to “evoke a range of emotion from quiet contemplation to bubbling-over joy”. 

Sharing the Joy

Melanie loves sharing the happiness she has found in painting and has taught workshops for 15 years. She launched her first online painting course Fearless Florals® in 2020 and Fearless Landscapes™ in 2023. Over 1000 students from more than 30 countries have taken Melanie's online courses.

Seen Here

Melanie’s paintings have appeared in several publications including Cottage Journal, Art Galleries & Artists of the South, Birmingham Home & Garden as well as on HGTV.  She has been the featured artist at the Art Show at BA - Nashville, TN and Southern Voices - Birmingham, AL.

Her contemporary landscapes and florals are in several corporate and private collections including Hilton Hotels, Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine, The Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Southern States Bank.

Birmingham is Home

Melanie grew up in Jackson, MS and has lived all over the South but she and her husband – author Michael Morris ( - now call Birmingham, Alabama home. Her  work is available through her studio and Melanie's online shop

 If you would like more information on a painting or a course, please email Melanie at

Teaching Experience

Melanie has taught painting classes and workshops since 2008 with a focus on landscapes and florals.

Madeline Island School of the Arts - LaPointe, WI

Hudson River Art Workshops – Greenville, NY

Gadsen Arts Center & Museum – Quincy, FL

Kennedy-Douglas Art Center – Florence, AL

Quinlan Visual Art Center – Gainesville, GA

Ninth Street Gallery - Dallas, TX

Donna Downey Studio – Charlotte, NC

Alabama Art Supply – Birmingham, AL

Eastern Shore Art Center – Fairhope, AL

Studio on Linden – Homewood, AL

Buckner Center – Anniston, AL

Bay Rivers Art Guild – Daphne, AL

Kennedy-Douglas Art Center – Florence, AL

Private workshops in Maryville, TN; Blowing Rock, NC; Bray's Island, SC

Gallery and Museum Exhibitions

Bennett Gallery; Nashville, TN – “Women’s Work II”

The Columbus Museum; Columbus, GA – “Let There Be Art”

Huntsville Museum of Art; Huntsville, AL – Gala

Matt Jones Gallery; Birmingham, AL – “Art in Alabama”

Grovewood Gallery; Asheville, NC - “New Artists”

Juried Exhibitions

Artclectic – Nashville, TN

The Harding Art Show – Nashville, TN

Fine Art in Brentwood Show & Sale – Nashville, TN

Spotlight on Art – Atlanta, GA

Bluff Park Art Show – Birmingham, AL

The Wonders of Alabama Art – Energen Art Competition; Birmingham, AL

Monte Sano – Huntsville, AL

Virginia Highland Summerfest – Atlanta, GA

Eastern Shore Art Center’s Annual Outdoor Show

ArtXtravaganza – Knoxville, TN

33rd Annual Great Gulf Coast Arts Festival – Pensacola, FL

GumTree Festival – Tupelo, MS

Fine Arts League of Cary 8th Annual Juried Artists Exhibition; Cary, NC

The Women’s Center 18th Annual Juried Exhibition; Chapel Hill, NC


Emerging Artist - Art Galleries & Artists of the South

BPPA Show Chairs’ $1,750 Cash Award – Bluff Park Art Show

August A. Moore Memorial Purchase Award – Bluff Park Art Show

Merit Award – Alabama Art Colony

Merit Award – Mountain Brook Spring Show

Merit Award in Painting – Eastern Shore Art Center’s 36th Annual Show

Purchase Award –Eastern Shore Art Center’s 36th Annual Show

Purchase Awards –36th Annual GumTree Festival

First Place in Acrylic Painting – Mountain Brook Spring Show

Second Place in Painting –Birmingham Art Association

Best of Show –Eastern Shore Art Members Juried Show

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