On Being A Part Of NVRLND..
“My time is very limited in my studio. I tend to work for a couple
hours hard! The studio allows my to separate home life and my art
life and help me grow my emerging career.”
Miranda Morrow’s love of art began at the age of three. Every weekend
her Grandpa would cover the kitchen table in newsprint and let her
paint for hours and hours. Miranda took art lessons in her early
childhood at the Victoria Art Gallery.
Her love of art also quickly turned into a love of dance and music.
Miranda is an Associate of the Victoria Conservatory of Music in
performing and teaching. She graduated with First Class Honours.
She is also a graduate of the Opera Studio at the Victoria
Conservatory of Music. Miranda enjoyed performing for years with Opera
Studio and Pacific Opera Victoria. Some of the works she sang in were
The Tales of Hoffman, The Marriage of Figaro, Die Fledermaus, The
Abduction from the Seraglio and Un Ballo In Maschera.
Through her work in opera and dance, she was exposed to the art of
stage make-up application. She was inspired by the materials,
textures, sparkle and detailing in the costumes as well. This interest
landed her a job at M.A.C. where she had extensive training with some
of the best make-up artists in Canada. Miranda then freelanced as a
make-up artist for many years while continuing her training for opera
in Toronto and New York.
At this point, Miranda started to paint again with acrylics in a mixed
media type application. In her younger years, her inspirations were
about exploring boundaries and rules. She had been raised by an older
generation and she was always pushing back against the generation gap.
Miranda then moved to Calgary and focused the next ten years on
creating her greatest work of art, her daughter Bella.
Miranda has decided to dedicate her focus to her art again. A full
circle moment! She remembers those early years painting with abandon
at the kitchen table. Now, Miranda brings a maturity of life
experience to her art. She explores devastating loss, grief, fear,
abuse, abandonment, anxiety and other painful moments we all
experience in life at some point. She explores the beauty within the
vulnerability we face in those situations. Miranda also likes to
explore gender equality, sexuality and the LGBTQ+ community in her
These are themes and topics that she feels very strongly about and
continues to support, celebrate and educate though her art.