The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

A new feather in his cap

Rural Hartley artist picked for elite exhibit


September 17, 2020


Bruce Morrison poses next to some of his art inside his rural Hartley studio. One of the artist's pieces was selected for the annual "Birds in Art" exhibition at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, Wis.

Bruce Morrison's beautiful paintings and photographs aren't for the birds – they're just of them.

The rural Hartley artist has made a second career out of all things winged. From mighty hawks and eagles to tiny finches and warblers, there's no end to his feathered fascination.

"As a kid, I used to hike the railroad out of town to a friend's farm where I'd lie down in a pasture and watch the red-tailed hawks fly above," he recalled. "Watching them in flight, it just looks so effortless. They can hang in the sky all day long."

Whether painted, drawn or photographed, Morrison has made it his...

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