New Paintings - 2017

 

Following a sell-out exhibition in February 2017, Morgan is currently in the studio making new work ahead of a 6-week research trip to Southern Italy and the UK. A suite of new paintings will be released later in the year. 

She currently has three stockroom works available for purchase, see below.  All prices are listed in Australian dollars (AUD).  Shipping is additional; we ship internationally via express priority courier.

For all purchase enquiries and further information about the paintings below, please email:  morgan@morganallender.com, or join the newsletter list to be kept informed of future exhibitions.  Thank you.

 

 

Second Sight, 2016
Oil on linen
151 x 199cm
$9450   

* sold *

 

Lunar, 2017
Oil on linen
151 x 198cm
$9450

SOLD   ●

 

AVAILABLE:   Regale, 2017
Oil on linen
127 x 137cm
$6975

 

Chorus, 2017
Oil on linen
137 x127cm
$6975

SOLD   ●

 

Looking Back, 2017
Oil on linen
137 x 127cm
$6975

SOLD   ●

 

Fen, 2017
Oil on linen
127 x 137cm
$6975

SOLD   ●

 

AVAILABLE:  Hellebore, 2017
Oil on linen
76 x 91cm
$3650

 

Stockroom - Previously Exhibited Works

All listed prices are in Australian Dollars (AUD). Worldwide shipping is complimentary

 

AVAILABLE:  Traveller, 2009
Oil on canvas on board, unframed
20 x 25cm
$895

 

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.