ABOUT THE ARTIST
At age 15 Morgan Samuel Price knew enough about painting to learn sumi-e brushstrokes, and she had the mindfulness to view her own practice and go learn specific skills to improve. No technical issue was going to hold Price back. Now, decades later, Price has technical skills that few painters possess, and she will tell you that you make 22 decisions with each brushstroke and can even name them.
Her professional career began in 1968 after graduating from Ringling School of Art. She began working at Hallmark Cards as an illustrator. She worked as art director of the News-herald in Lake County, Ohio. When she moved to Ardmore, Oklahoma, she decided to become a fine artist. She lived in a town with no galleries, no museum, no art stores and an art center. When Price left Ardmore she was running art groups for doctors, lawyers and developing the painting skills of men, women and children.
In the process, Morgan discovered she loved teaching as much as she loved painting. Many artists teach but not all see teaching itself as an art, but Price did. She learned to explain a single concept many ways. She tuned into how different people hear information. She put learning issues into treasure boxes. Because she respected the art of teaching, Price has become one of the most respected teachers of art.
Price has authored two books: Turn on the Light, a touchstone to Plein Air Painting and Oil Painting with a Basic Palette. She has produced over 14 DVDS and numerous online video educational products. She has exhibited in more than 60 national exhibitions, plein air invitational events and numerous solo gallery exhibitions She is a member of many art societies including Salmagundi Club NYC,
Allied Artists NYC, American Society of Marine Artists and Oil Painters of America.