Susan and Jon Piot, TX | Brett and Lisa Flagg, TX | Tracy Hall, TX | Lisa Balew, TX. | Randy and Lena Gipson, TX. | Diane Tacker, TX. | Dee Knight, TX. | David and Alison Troop, TX | Greg and Valerie Scoggins, TX | Ted and Sandra Brooks, TX | Trevor Majors, TX | Dan and Sharlyn Majors, TX. | Sammy and Julie Davenport TX | Tina Taylor, CA | Keith and Alicia Castello, TX | Brian and Gina Tumons, Istanbul, Turkey | Mike and Karen May, TX | Brenda Hudson, TX | Dr. Glenn and Sylvia Wheeless, TX | Dr. Paul and Shannon Meggs,TX. | Diane Moore, TX. | Rick and Lana Jackson, TX. | Pamela Moon, TX | Shannon Ray, TX. | Greg and Valerie Westmoreland, TX. | Tim Horner, TX. | Nancy Underwood, TX. | Judy Sherrill, TX. | Lisa Goff, TX. | Dan and Janet Delph, TX. | Susan Ballard, TX | Justice and Mandy Kerr,, TX. | Andy and Wendy Stackable, TX. | Jessica Owens, TX | Deidre Hardister, TX | Jeff Wells, CA | Dr and Mrs. Jim Spivey, TX | Stephen and Helen Lorah, OH | Rhoda and Terry MacDonald, CA | Judy Heilscher, CA | Koenraad and Yamelys Driessens, TX | Blane and Mandy Morgan, CA | Beau and Allison Morgan, CA | Brooke Morgan, TN | William Merl and Vivian Estep, TX | Jeff Wells, CA | Jennie Miller, AZ | Eddie and Nancy Giddens, CA |
B.S. in Secondary Education, Physical Education, Minor in Art: Baylor University 1970
M.A. in Painting, Minor in Art History: Texas Womens University 2002
AP Studio Art Certified : Texas Tech University 2004
Bowie Elementary School, Grand Prairie, TX – one year/ PE
Pemberton 9th grade, Marshall, TX - one and a half years/ART
West Rusk Jr. high, New London, TX – three years /PE
Sabine High School, Gladewater, TX – two and a half years/High School ART
Trinity Christian Academy, Addison, TX – twelve years PE/Middle School ART
Prestonwood Christian Academy, Plano, TX – Six years/ART/ Upper school department Head/ Vertical team head/ Developed Curriculum
Dallas Baptist University – Dallas, TX – Ten years – Painting I,II,III,IV and graduate level; Fine Art Survey; Watercolor Painting.
Exhibitions & Awards
Current Online Exhibitions - Artmajeur, Contemporary Art Gallery Online, Circle Foundation Magazine, Art Gallery London,
CIVA – “Highly Favored” Juried Show; National Tour (2008-2010) | Kathleen’s Art Café 2008 | Texas Visual Art Association Member shows, Black and White, Plano Art Association, 2006, 2007, 2008 | Richardson Art Association 2007 (first place in the over 50 show in Oil painting) | Visual Art Coalition of Dallas (2006,’07,’08) | Verizon Gallery (Solo Exhibition) (2010, 2011) | Colonnade Gallery (Solo Exibition) continual showing of artwork in their storefront gallery (2008-2013) | Aden Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey (Solo Exhibition Summer 2004) | The Bath House, Dallas, TX. 2008 | 500x gallery, Dallas TX. juried show 2008 | FWCAC Member's show 2010 | Brandenburg Gallery, Olivet Nazarene, University 2010 | Arlington Museum Eclectic Visions 2010 | UTA gallery 76102 Juried Exhibition Summer 2011 | Plano Art Association Cultural Juried Exhibition 2011 (awarded 2nd place) | Plano BMW Winter Exhibition 2011 | PCPC Juried Spring Exhibition 2012 award winner (Bruce Herman juror) | Marriott Springhill Suites Addison, Tx. Guest artist June 2012 | FWCAC Juried members Exhibition 2012 (Kathleen Norwood juror) | Mid-Town Gallery-2013 | City Cal - 2013 | Amsterdam Whitney Gallery Group Gala September 2014 Chelsea, NYC view my artwork here: www.amsterdamwhitneygallery.com click on artists and on M | JWAN WCA: Juried show February 7-23, 2015 NYC | FWCAC: Solo show "Maui" January 2015 | Amsterdam Whitney Gallery Chelsea NYC Christmas Gala December 11, 2015-February 2, 2016 | FWCAC Members show spring 2016 | Solo show Elm Street Studio Keller, TX summer 2016 | Solo show Crackle Gallery, Ft. Worth TX. spring 2017 | Dada Art Walk LuminArte Fine Art Gallery Dallas, TX March 2018 | Voyage magazine Dallas summer 2018 | FWCAC juried show spring 2018
My influence as an abstract expressionist artist is continually impacted by my life's journey. Teaching art as a part of that journey was significant as I researched many artists in order to be prepared to teach. This research simultaneously affected my own stylistic decisions as I finalized my graduate level education.
My artwork continues to evolve through the lens of my emotional and intellectual response to life's experiences. The product is a reflection as it expresses the enmeshment of inner/outer world experiences meaning the soul that holds all the intangible spiritual values; it is a broad spectrum that includes the influences of nature, people, events and literature. What I do in my studio is a daily process I call a “vital creative activity”. It stems from what Kandinsky said is an “inner necessity” and for me it is life giving to be able to create and meditate as I work.
My work is 2-D on canvas, paper or wood. Sometimes I use mixed media to communicate a particular theme or idea; mostly I use acrylic and oil and often I combine these materials. Because I am inspired by the colors of nature, my work is colorful. But also because I am one that embraces change my palette can go from colorful to neutral for no apparent reason other than its what I feel on that particular day.
After teaching for over 30 years I have learned that knowledge impedes progress and progress comes through hard work and consistency. It is always exciting to see what the next painting will be. Therefore, I am always expecting the unexpected to unfold in my work; I embrace the future for its mysterious unknown path that keeps me focused and challenges my creative options.
Mary E. Morgan