When you look at the work of artist Madelaine Morris she hopes you re-examine what it means to view art depicting the natural world. Her stunning use of color and texture allows her to capture the "essence" of her subjects rather than reproducing them in exacting detail. "For me it’s about rejuvenating the art of painting by focusing the viewer towards an awareness of living things and the energy they possess." Madeline reduces her subjects and imagery to vibrant shapes and movement. "My paintings are like a dance. I hit the paint to the canvas and the artwork comes."