Today we’d like to introduce you to Jessie Morgan.
Jessie, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
For as long as I remember I have loved making art. I studied representational drawing and painting from the figure at the School of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. It wasn’t until I graduated and was experimenting more than my painting became more abstract. In my work, the textured paint creates an allusion of an organic depth and references aspects of nature on, above and below the surface.
The repetitive marks rhythmically evoke natural systems and simultaneously reveal a macroscopic and microscopic view. The subtle shifts and variations arise with sustained looking. I like to think my paintings encourage observation and inspire contemplation. The process of making them does this for me.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Balancing the business of selling artwork with the creative side of making art is always a challenge. But with that challenge comes the satisfaction of knowing someone has connected with my work and then made the commitment to purchase it.
jessie morgan ART – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
Although my Studio is on the North Shore of Boston, I am represented by Galleries and Art Consultants in different parts of the country. Aside from Gallery Exhibitions, I also work on large-scale commissions for businesses and corporations here and abroad. I am always looking for the right opportunity to show my work. My Studio is my laboratory and a place to experiment.
I never start a painting with a preconceived idea but instead allow the process of applying paint to reveal and unfold as I work. Experimenting with different substrates led me to transition from painting on canvas to other materials like Plexiglas and aluminum. Making an organic object out of an industrial material like aluminum is an added challenge that results in unique outcomes.
What is “success” or “successful” for you?
Because the process of making paintings is the most exciting element for me, success is achieved when I deem a painting complete and there is nothing more I can add to it or subtract from it. I also find it very satisfying and humbling when collectors express the significance having one of my works in their lives. This is very gratifying and the definition of success for me.
- Website: www.jessiemorgan.com
- Phone: 978.807.0141
- Email: email@example.com
- Other: Artsy.net and 1stdibs.com