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Margaret A. Morrison

An avid painter and native of Atlanta, Ga., Nan has lived in the Washington, D.C. area since 1978.

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She is a member of the Columbia Pike Artist Studios and Arlington Artists Alliance. She has received wide spread recognition for her art, been accepted in numerous juried shows and served as a juror for various art related events. Nan exhibits at numerous venues in the area and many of her paintings are in private collections. Nature, instinct, day to day life and countless rock star artists of the past influence Nan’s work. Her paintings celebrate an exploration and discovery of color and texture and manipulation of line, shape and form. Nan is an adjunct professor for Georgetown University’s Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies program and is a weekend docent at the National Gallery of Art. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies (cum laude, 1999) and Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (2002) from Georgetown University. An equestrian for many years, her Master's thesis: The Cultural Values of the Horse and Rider; An Iconological Examination of Equestrian Statuary evolved from her keen interest in horses. Nan has given numerous lectures on art, culture and history. Currently she also teaches for Encore Learning, a nonprofit educational organization in Arlington, Virginia. In 2009, Nan retired from a lengthy federal government career. She was a specialist in Congressional and Legislative affairs and employed by the U.S. Department of the Interior, U. S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives. To visit Nan’s studio: Columbia Pike Artist Studios, 932 South Walter Reed Drive, Arlington, VA., 22204 (by appointment). Phone: (h) 703-920-2235; (c) 571-319-9010