Morgan Cameron was born in Dover-Foxcroft, ME. From a young age, drawing and painting were always strong passions of her’s along with horseback riding and working with animals.
In her adolescence, Morgan spent most of her time on farms, one of these being a local Equestrian Theater & Dressage Farm. Here she was surrounded by many creative and inspiring people, one of whom helped lead her to the decision to attend Art School after graduating high school. She first attended the University of Maine, Orono as a Painting Major and later Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, CT. Following college she married and moved to New Orleans with her husband and there continued working on her art.
Throughout her life, Morgan has worked with and around animals on a daily basis and as a result they have become the main focus of her art; her favorites subjects being horses, foxes and birds. After years of interacting with and studying animals she has developed great respect and understanding of their natural forms particularly in anatomy and motion.
Over the years, Morgan has been captivated and inspired by artworks in abstract-realism and has focused her growing technique in a similar fashion. She became fascinated by how the loose, painterly abstracted marks work with the near photo realism of a painting to seemingly give it a life-force of its own, regardless of subject matter. She uses abstraction to bring life and movement to her animal subjects and unite them with their undefined backgrounds. By these means, she aims to evoke the feeling of an uninfluenced narrative throughout the painting, as if an instant of a creature’s life was captured in the canvas.
Morgan has shown her works across the country in galleries and shows from Maine to Louisiana, California and New Jersey and now in Colorado through representation at Abend Gallery. She currently resides outside New York City as an artist, costume designer and part-time Dog Trainer.