About the artist . . .

Originally from Salina, Kansas, I have spent the past 40+ years working as an artist and writer in positions from Kansas to Missouri and the Twin Cities, Minnesota, where I eventually established my award-winning creative services firm, Noodle Ranch, whose operations continued after moving to Colorado.

My fine art work has sprung from life-long studies, which have included painting at Kansas Wesleyan University (1972), classical, sight-sized drawing at the Atelier-Lack in Minneapolis, Minnesota (1978), and one-on-one studies with various artists, including childhood art studies with Richard Bergen, Salina, Kansas.

In 1994, my family and I moved to
Manitou Springs, Colorado where I do my best to live a low-profile lifestyle while pursuing my work as a writer and fine artist, and where I continue to write, illustrate, and publish the award-winning series, "The Bee Society" to a worldwide, online following.

Throughout my lifetime, I have pursued a love of the arts, and strive to apply my training and skills in not only the field of visual arts, but in music (as a performer) and literature (as a writer). My work has been exhibited with the Pikes Peak Pastel Society (former member), in the juried 2002 Pastel National, and most recently, the 2018 ArtBox 1.0 exhibition in New York City, the ArtBox exhibition in Zurich, Switzerland, and the 2021 Artbox exhibition in Barcelona, Spain.

I continue to build a growing body of work through which I hope to convey both a mood and a story.


If you're interested in learning more about my background, or wish to inquire into a
purchase of a piece, please contact me via the
Contact Page, or by phone:
9 a.m.-5 p.m., Mountain time, Monday-Friday.

You may also communicate with me on Facebook, where I continue to share my
most recent work.The R.Morriss/Noodle Ranch page can be found here:


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