Education:

Collections:

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

 

Experience:

  • 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 

ARTIST STATEMENT

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