Paintings nearing completion in the studio, November 2017      (oil on linen, 152 x 199 cm)

Paintings nearing completion in the studio, November 2017      (oil on linen, 152 x 199 cm)

a restless green: New Paintings - 2017

 

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If you would like to read some of my thoughts on these paintings, an accompanying passage of writing is here on my journal.

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Into the Morning, 2017 . Oil on linen, 151 x 199cm

Available. Enquire

 
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For Vita (North Star), 2017. Oil on linen, 151 x 199cm

*sold

 
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A Restless Green, 2017. Oil on linen, 151 x 199cm

Available. Enquire

 
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By The Pond (for Claude), 2017. Oil on linen, 151 x 183cm

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Meeting, and Parting, 2017. Oil on linen, 151 x 199cm

*sold

 
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As Above, So Below (Constellation), 2017. Oil on linen, 151 x 199cm

Available. Enquire

 
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Far From Here, 2017. Oil on linen, 127 x 137cm

*sold 

 
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Le Chant, 2017. Oil on linen, 127 x 137cm

*SOLD

 
 

Previous Exhibitions, 2017

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New oil studies - "The Auricula Portraits"

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Above Left:  Auricula IV, 2017. Oil on linen on board, oak framed.  39 x 30cm

*SOLD

Above Right: Auricula VIII, 2017. Oil on linen on board, oak framed.  39 x 30cm  

*sOLD

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previous exhibitions,  2017

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Morning, 2017.  Oil on linen, 122 x 152cm

*SOLD

 
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Evening, 2017. Oil on linen, 151x199cm. (In the studio).

*sold

 

Second Sight, 2016. Oil on linen, 151 x 199cm

* sold

 

Lunar, 2017. Oil on linen, 151 x 198cm

*SOLD

 

Regale, 2017. Oil on linen, 127 x 137cm

*sold

 

Chorus, 2017. Oil on linen, 137 x127cm

*SOLD

 

Looking Back, 2017.  Oil on linen, 137 x 127cm

*SOLD

 

Fen, 2017.  Oil on linen, 127 x 137cm

*SOLD

 

About these paintings...

 

"These new paintings, perhaps more than any I have made previously, are directly inspired by the natural environment and atmosphere of our garden in the Adelaide Hills.  Within our rumpled 5 acres lies a rambling romantic garden; not at all the perfectly manicured landscaping of magazines but a lovingly tended combination of old trees and a tangled profusion of flowers and grasses.   The garden sits on a hill facing west, the sky changing from pink to amber every evening, glowing through the trees and reflecting off the dams that lie in the valleys to the South and West.  It is this mesmerising light quality, and the magical atmosphere of early dawn and late dusk that I seek to evoke in the paintings.  I hope they can transport you in some way." 

 

These paintings interweave themes of nature, landscape and still-life. As with much of Morgan’s work, they were inspired by an ongoing interest in the spiritual and psychological interactions between people, plants and the natural world.  Her haunting botanical works explore the human connection with the natural world, the circadian cycles of day and night, the slow diffusion of one season into the next; an homage to those forces that surround us, shaping our daily lives, and yet are increasingly separate, or kept separated.  Traditional pictorial space is manipulated: scale and depth distorted within layers of built-up glazes to create an otherworldly space which treads boundaries between interior and exterior, macro and micro, soft femininity and wild nature.

 

Morgan’s enduring fascination with 17th Century Dutch and Flemish Flower paintings, their plant symbolism, and themes of life, decay and renewal is re-interpreted through the filter of 21st Century plant ecology, herbalism, plant-based magic and the Australian landscape.