Michael Morgan’s paintings

Michael Morgan in a picture saying a thousand words about the man's spirit and talent... Paintings are for sale, priced on application. Please email Michael on artmor@bigpond.net.au
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I find the world a marvellous and mysterious place. All my works from the beginning have been an exploration of this.  As I get older, I  find the images by working with less and less thought of subject matter or preconceived idea.  Ideas appear and lead on to another idea.

Intuitively, I improvise and often get amazed and puzzled by the results.  Signs and symbols appear, influenced by what I have experienced, read, seen and thought about.

The depths of my unconscious mind are awakened.  It all happens like a dream, in spite of me; rather like a Bach fugue, the forms intertwine and take on a life of their own.  Rich and lush overlays of meaning feverishly document my being.  I just love paint.

Titles for my works are only a guide to put the viewer on alert to many interpretations.

Michael Morgan

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Blue Water Boating
(
Oil on Canvas 143cm x 148cm)

Passing Parade in the Park
(Oil on Board 122cm x 122cm)

Perfumed Landscape
(Mixed media on handmade paper 70cm x 102cm)

Lush Life Muse
(Oil on Canvas 92cm x 93cm)

Figure in perfumed landscape with flower
(Oil on Board 122cm x 122cm)

Rainbow time
(Oil on Board 122cm x 122cm)

The Children Visit the Queen
(Oil on Board 92cm x 93 cm)

Perfumed Landscape – Fish on Scooter and Holy Dove
(Oil on Board 122cm x 122cm)

Creation of The Birds
(Oil on Board 122cm x 120cm)


Lush Life
(Mixed media on handmade paper – 90cm x 102cm)

Jazzman’s Blues
(Oil on Board – 90cm x 120cm)

Twitcher’s Love
(Oil on Board 90cm x 120cm)

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Sacrifice
(Oil on Board 122cm x 122cm)

 


Elephant’s Joy
(Oil on Board 122cm x 122cm)

Detail Ceremonial Beast Time
(No Size)

Ceremonial Beast Time
(Oil on Board 122cm x 122cm)

Nativity

NOTE: If you’re interested in purchasing any of Michael’s paintings
you should contact the artist himself
but please remember to tell him that you saw his paintings on
Diasporic.


 


DAYLESFORD EXHIBITION


 

For more details about the exhibition please visit The Convent

Diasporic wishes marvelous Michael only success at this and all his future exhibitions

Michael’s Exhibitions include:

1957  Richman Art Gallery

1958  Contemporary Art Society Melb

1958  Victorian Artists Society Melb

1960  The Realist Group Melb

1960  Athenaeum Gallery Melb

1980  Drawings – Aspen Gallery, USA

1984  Drawings – Aspen Gallery, USA

1985  Harrington Gallery – Sth Australia

1988  Chesser Street Gallery- Sth Australia.

1990  Kapunda Regional Galle – Sth Australia.

1991  Kapunda Regional Gallery – Sth Australia.

1992  Garton Street Gallery – Port Melbourne.

1994  Paton Gallery – University of Melbourne, Victoria.

1994  Masonic Temple Studio Exhibition- Ballarat, Vitoria.

1994  University of Ballarat, Victoria.

1995  Roar Gallery – Melbourne.

1995  Mandorla Art Award – Perth.

1997  Apos Cruz Galleries – Sth Australia.

1998  Apos Cruz Galleries – Sth Austtalia.

1998  Peter Russell Clarke Gallery – Victoria, Australia.

1999  Ararat Regional Gallery.

2000  Art Lounge Gallery – Sth Australia. Sala Week.

2001  Studio Exhibition - Sth Australia

2002  Beach Street Gallery – South Australia.

2002 – 2004 Lithographic printing and editions with Malcolm Cameron

2003  Lakes Gallery – Paynesville, Victoria.

2004  Lakes Gallery – Paynesville, Victoria.

2005  The Gipsland Art Gallery, Sale.

2006  Leo Baeck Arts Centre.

2006 – 2007  Represented by Mingara Gallery 0- Phillip Island.

2007  Represented by Artfusion – Cowes, Philip Island.

Artist in Residence Gippsland Grammar School – St. Anne’s Campus

CollectionsPrivate Collections -  Australia and U.S.A.

Theatre Sets Melbourne and South Australia

Murals Victoria and Queensland

Awards and Grants

1977  Cracow Peace Prize, Poland. – Anti-war print.

1980  ‘The Apocalypse.” – Australian Film Institute. – Experimental Film Section

1995  Mandorla Award – selected.

Workshops Presented and Demonstrated

1983  Creating for hospital ward activities

1994  Drawing and folio presentation, University of Ballarat. Drawing the figure. – “Taking a lion (line) for a walk.”

1994  Talk – The outsider/ and Art. – University of Ballarat, Victoria.

And a variety of Original PublicationsVideo Documentation and Tape and Radio

20 Responses to Michael Morgan’s paintings

  1. Brian Smith says:

    Like Michael’s world, these paintings are marvelous and mysterious.I have not seen such
    imaginative works for such a long time. Michael’s creativity is quite extraordinary and will, in my opinion, his works will be a wonderful investment for the future.

  2. Francesca Dickinson says:

    amazig art so much celebrative energy and enthusiasm a blessing to behold

  3. Martin says:

    Vibrant. Art that really does evoke a response of self-reflection as one thinks of the images and colours and textures in one’s own experience. These works are a mixture of naive intuitive strokes of paint with self-conscious reference to historically established metaphor.

    I like the brave blues and brazen reds and embossing black outlines. My favourites are passing parade and nativity.

  4. Brenda Chambers says:

    It is a thrill to see Michael Morgan’s latest work. Michael is a daring artist who loves paint and the joys of the imagination. He is I have several of his works and I will do my best to purchase Lush Life and Navitity. I couldn’t bear to bewithout them. At present I am moving furniture from my house to my garage to make space for pieces that I long to see daily. To me, Michael’s painting are good friends, lively, colourful, warm and charming. There is no other artist like him in Australia or ever has been.

  5. administrator says:

    Hello Brenda and everyone else who is interested in Michael’s paintings.
    Please remember to tell Michael Morgan that you saw his paintings on the Diasporic website.
    This will give him an extra thrill and also help this website keep going.

    regards
    Iakovos

  6. Hartmayer Vanderhope says:

    Michael is one of those rare artists – undiscovered by the mainstream, yet a contemporary, aquaintance and friend of Arthur Boyd, John Perceval and Ken Whisson. These works here are among his very best, and are reminiscent of Matisse at HIS very best. Lush Life and Jazzman’s Blues would be my favourites here. Michael’s sea-scapes are very reminiscent of Perceval’s, but perhaps less cluttered. – Hartmayer.

  7. Gay Evans, says:

    I find the energy and colour in Michaels work amazing. To be around his paintings, makes you feel happy and alive.

  8. Sandra and David says:

    Michaels works are a delight to the eye – they are always full of vibrant bold colours. Their interpretation is only limited by your imagination, and each time you study one you see something new.

    Michael certainly knows how to make a statement through his paint brush and it is obvious he really enjoys his art work.

    Having visited Michael’s studio many times we have experienced the abundance of natural light which floods the work area in all seasons. Put together with Michael’s exuberant enthusiasm we have no doubt that will be many more brilliant works coming in the future.

    Keep it up Michael!!!!!!

  9. Anna Aldridge says:

    I just love the vivid colours which epitomise the vitality of the themes and people in Michael’s artwork. And if you have the fortune to meet Michael at his studio on Phillip Island, you will find the same vitality in this talented artist.

  10. michael beazer says:

    lyrical and sensuous.evocative.

  11. Tim Upsdell says:

    A riot of colour and fantastic themes. Michael, you continue to produce interesting and creative work to stimulate the imagination. Tachnically they rate highly on the claret scale. Thank you for the continuing flow of visual pleasure

  12. Michael Beazer says:

    mIchael…these are lovely works and I think some of your best. Some are so typical of your work with an abundance of line and character yet you have kept a clarity of vision and subject very, very well. I think this comes through in pictures such as ‘nativity’ and ‘elephant’s joy’. I so like ‘blue water boating’ and ‘passing parade…’, they remind me so much of times in Australia an in Europe.
    Colour is so strong in your work and I love the red and blue that comes through so well.
    Lovely work Michael!

  13. Eduard Domin says:

    Michael’s work demonstrates his desire to leave the world a contribution of not only his paintings, but rather works that would speak with a voice of lasting significance. His constant use of psycho-religious subject matter has always produced images that evoke a questioning of ones own view-points. Struggle and joy often reside near to one another, much like that of our own lives. Michael’s paintings wrestle in vivid reality with so many thoughts and emotions, and at the same time conceal just enough information for the viewer to question his or her own interpretation. Each new work is a stepping stone providing further insight into Michael’s thoughts and visions.
    Michael’s path throughout this life has brought out and forged in him a gift that manifests itself in painting and more importantly in the willingness to devote his whole life to that end. He has continued to be prolific in his quest to create something unique and positive for the world.
    His latest body of work embraces so much of the vibrant joy and melancholy resident in this unique Australian artist and translates to all of us his love and passion of this wonderful organic medium. ” I love paint “.

  14. Kim and David says:

    Michael, we both love your colourful pictures. They enchant us with all their meanings. Hope your next exhibitions reward you. Also got a lot from the Diasporic site. Cheers!!

  15. Kim and David says:

    Michael, we both love your paintings.Your colorful pictures. They enchant us with all their meaning.. Diasporic site is Great!

  16. Eduard Domin says:

    Michael’s work demonstrates his desire to leave the world a contribution of not only his paintings, but rather works that would speak with a voice of lasting significance. His constant use of psycho-religious subject matter has always produced images that evoke a questioning of ones own view-points. Struggle and joy often reside near to one another, much like that of our own lives. Michael’s paintings wrestle in vivid reality with so many thoughts and emotions, and at the same time conceal just enough information for the viewer to question his or her own interpretation. Each new work is a stepping stone providing further insight into Michael’s thoughts and visions.
    Michael’s path throughout this life has brought out and forged in him a gift that manifests itself in painting and more importantly in the willingness to devote his whole life to that end. He has continued to be prolific in his quest to create something unique and positive for the world.
    His latest body of work embraces so much of the vibrant joy and melancholy resident in this unique Australian artist and translates to all of us his love and passion of this wonderful organic medium.

  17. Chris says:

    Flamboyant, dramatic, exciting – a cornucopia of colour, symbol and humanity. The everyday is experienced as if there were no protection, ‘Modern Baroque’ has a voice. Mike, your work is a joy – bring us more.

  18. Mavis Cameron says:

    Michael your paintings are unique. They are all so interestng and a delight to my eyes.
    I love Perfumed landscape- Fish on scooter and Holy Dove and Blue Water Boating.
    Good luck Michael.

  19. Gordon Witherbee says:

    I couldn’t agree more…

  20. don dickie says:

    Some happy paintings here Michael and they reflect your personality well. I’m glad to see you pursueing your passions so successfully.
    Regards Don

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