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Morna Rhys

Born 1953,
England


Morna’s childhood environment of Cornwall is often still heavily present in the essence of her work.  Beautiful rolling landscapes and secretive silent coves are skillfully portrayed through the medium of etching. The liberty and intrigue of nature and land seep through her mysterious compositions and colours.

Having originally graduated in sculpture, from ST Martins School of Art, she later devoted her self to printmaking and joined the Oxford Printer-makers in 1995. Although inspired mostly by nature her sculptural influence can still be seen through the way she emphasizes the patterns and structures occurring in the world around us.

Working from drawings and paintings made on site the images are later transferred to copper or zinc plates, using ferric or nitric acid and an array of sharp implements. All colour is applied and created during the printing process. As Morna often prints two plates simultaneously colour overlaps produce visually unique pieces exuding vibrant spontaneity.


Morna Rhys at Norton Way Gallery Hertfordshire. Original printmaker specialising in etchings and aquatints. Morna Rhys at Norton Way Gallery Hertfordshire. Original printmaker specialising in etchings and aquatints. Morna Rhys at Norton Way Gallery Hertfordshire. Original printmaker specialising in etchings and aquatints.
Gathering Dusk
Etching
14"x1 4"
£195
.
Blossom and Bluebells
Etching
11" x 16
£200
.
Fairy Lane
Etching
5" x 5"
£70
.
Morna Rhys at Norton Way Gallery Hertfordshire. Original printmaker specialising in etchings and aquatints. Morna Rhys at Norton Way Gallery Hertfordshire. Original printmaker specialising in etchings and aquatints. Morna Rhys at Norton Way Gallery Hertfordshire. Original printmaker specialising in etchings and aquatints.
Gathering Dusk
Etching
14"x1 4"
£195
.
Cornish Hawthorne
Etching
4" x 7"
£95
.
Fairy Lane
Etching
5" x 5"
£70
.
Morna Rhys at Norton Way Gallery Hertfordshire. Original printmaker specialising in etchings and aquatints. Morna Rhys at Norton Way Gallery Hertfordshire. Original printmaker specialising in etchings and aquatints. Morna Rhys at Norton Way Gallery Hertfordshire. Original printmaker specialising in etchings and aquatints.
Dusk II
Etching
4"x 4"
£55
.
Cresent Moon
Etching
5" x 7"
£85
.
The Flowering Stream
Etching
6" x 6"
£95
.
Morna Rhys at Norton Way Gallery Hertfordshire. Original printmaker specialising in etchings and aquatints. Morna Rhys at Norton Way Gallery Hertfordshire. Original printmaker specialising in etchings and aquatints. Morna Rhys at Norton Way Gallery Hertfordshire. Original printmaker specialising in etchings and aquatints.
Adder Path
Etching
6"x 6"
£95
.
Ancient Copse
Etching
7" x 12"
£100
.
Cadair Idris
Etching
12" x 12"
£200
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Morna Rhys at Norton Way Gallery Hertfordshire. Original printmaker specialising in etchings and aquatints. Morna Rhys at Norton Way Gallery Hertfordshire. Original printmaker specialising in etchings and aquatints. Morna Rhys at Norton Way Gallery Hertfordshire. Original printmaker specialising in etchings and aquatints.
Into the Light
Etching
6"x 6"
£95
.
Woodland Spring
Etching
13" x 7"
£130
.
The Noyes,Cornwall
Etching
12" x 12"
£195
.
Morna Rhys at Norton Way Gallery Hertfordshire. Original printmaker specialising in etchings and aquatints. Morna Rhys at Norton Way Gallery Hertfordshire. Original printmaker specialising in etchings and aquatints. Morna Rhys at Norton Way Gallery Hertfordshire. Original printmaker specialising in etchings and aquatints.
Ramson Path
Etching
6"x 6"
£95
.
Usk Castle
Etching
12" x 12"
£195
.
Ramson Valley
Etching
6" x 6"
£95
.
Morna Rhys at Norton Way Gallery Hertfordshire. Original printmaker specialising in etchings and aquatints. Morna Rhys at Norton Way Gallery Hertfordshire. Original printmaker specialising in etchings and aquatints. Morna Rhys at Norton Way Gallery Hertfordshire. Original printmaker specialising in etchings and aquatints.
The valley of Afron Cadair
Etching
11" x19"
£195
.
Spring Tide from Aire Piont
Etching
9" x 23"
£190
.
May Blossom
Etching
8" x 11"
£110
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Morna Rhys at Norton Way Gallery Hertfordshire. Original printmaker specialising in etchings and aquatints. Morna Rhys at Norton Way Gallery Hertfordshire. Original printmaker specialising in etchings and aquatints. Morna Rhys at Norton Way Gallery Hertfordshire. Original printmaker specialising in etchings and aquatints.
Across the Valley
Etching
5" x 5"
Sold Out
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Beneath the Stars
Etching
4" x 3"
£60
.
Easter Moon
Etching
6" x 10"
£80
.
Morna Rhys at Norton Way Gallery Hertfordshire. Original printmaker specialising in etchings and aquatints. Morna Rhys at Norton Way Gallery Hertfordshire. Original printmaker specialising in etchings and aquatints. Morna Rhys at Norton Way Gallery Hertfordshire. Original printmaker specialising in etchings and aquatints.
In the Deep Mid-Winter
Etching
6" x 10"
Sold Out
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Misty Morn
Etching
4" x 4"
£55
.
Morning Shadows
Etching
4" x 4"
£65
.
Morna Rhys at Norton Way Gallery Hertfordshire. Original printmaker specialising in etchings and aquatints. Morna Rhys at Norton Way Gallery Hertfordshire. Original printmaker specialising in etchings and aquatints. Morna Rhys at Norton Way Gallery Hertfordshire. Original printmaker specialising in etchings and aquatints.
Queen Anne Lace
Etching
5" x 5"
£75
.
Stolen Roses
Etching
14" x 18"
£195
.
Taff Estuary
Etching
12" x 15"
£195
.