International Artist - - The Benefits Of Working In Multiple Mediums -

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.


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