Marilyn Morris


914 Combs Avenue
Cotter, AR 72626

Directions: From the traffic light at the west end of AR 62/412 in Mountain Home (bypass) take Hwy 62 all the way to Cotter and then take a left on to Harding Blvd (this is the main intersection to turn into the city of Cotter). Take a left on State Street and then an immediate right on 9th Street. Bear left on Combs Avenue.

Marilyn Morris has always loved the Ozarks, but she and her family had to move to Texas to make a living. After moving back to Arkansas, Morris majored in all- level Art Education at the University of Arkansas. She left Fayetteville to take a job at Texas A & M Commerce where she finished her Art Education degree.

Over the years Morris has taught children’s art in her studio, as well as adult continuing education at the university level.

Thirty years later and after retiring, Morris returned to her beloved Cotter, Arkansas, in order to renovate the family home; Hopkinswoode, built in 1914, which has become a bed and breakfast.

During retirement, Morris decided to pursue her interest in art more seriously. She studied art at ASUMH and joined several art associations, including The Cotter Art League. She enjoys experimental art and multi-media works. 

Every day is an adventure in painting. Morris says, “whether I am painting my surroundings or interpreting my emotions, it’s a labor of love.”