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   Douglas  P. Morgan 

 

 

Artist’s Statement and Biography

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Whether I paint a still life, landscape or interior scene, the dramatic use of color, shadow, perspective and form as well as different compositions immortalize that image. Having traveled widely experiencing the richness of other cultures, and living in the Bay Area for over 30 years, the brush and canvas have become my personal method of recording observations. Capturing the vibrancy of a fishing village or a richly decorated sitting room is always rewarding and exciting.”

Douglas Morgan has extensively studied and taught undergraduate and graduate students at the renowned Academy of Art in San Francisco, the largest art school in the United States. In addition to winning numerous awards for his work, his oil paintings have been displayed in many juried art shows, both on the West coast and nationally. He is a signature member of the Prestigious California Art Club, Oil Painters of America and Society of Western Artists.

 

Selected Awards:

 

2011        Honorable Mention, Artistic Excellence Competition, Southwest Art Magazine, Denver, Colorado

               Certificate of Excellence, California Art Club, 100th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition, Pasadena, California

 

2010        Signature Membership Award, California Art Club, Pasadena, California

 

2009        Telluride Plein Air 2009, Southwest Art Magazine Award, Telluride, Colorado

               Certificate of Excellence, California Art Club, 98’h Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition, Pasadena, California

               Honorable Mention, Hillside Club 2009 Landscape Show, Berkeley, California

 

2008        Honorable Mention, Hillside Club 2008 Landscape Show, Berkeley, California

 

2007        Award of Merit, Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters, National Show 2007, Winter Park, Colorado

               Certificate of Excellence, California Art Club, 96th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition, Pasadena, California

 

2006        Second Place, 2006 Valona Plein Air Paintout, Crockett, California

               Award of Merit, Plein Air, New Mexico, First Annual Exhibition, Santa Fe, New Mexico

 

2005        Scene on the Strait 2005, Poster and Promotion Award, Martinez, California

               Honorable Mention, 12th Annual Carmel Art Festival, Carmel, California

 

2004        Certificate of Excellence, California Art Club, 94th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition, Pasadena, California

               Honorable Mention, 2004 Valona Plein Air Paintout, Crockett, California

 

2003        Jury Choice Award, Second Place Plein Air Biennial 2003, Napa Valley Museum, Napa, California

               Honorable Mention, 10th Annual Carmel Art Festival, Carmel, California

               Finalist in Landscape Category, 20th Annual Artist’s Magazine Art Competition

 

2002        Signature Member Award, Oil Painters of America

               Third Place for Oil, Society of Western Artists, 52nd Annual Exhibition, San Francisco, California

               Honorable Mention, 9th Annual Carmel Art Festival, Carmel, California

 

2001        Certificate of Excellence, California Art Club, 91st Annual Gold Medal Exhibition, Pasadena, California

 

2000        Certificate of Excellence, California Art Club, 90th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition, Pasadena, California

               Third Place for Oil, Society of Western Artists, 50th Annual Exhibit, San Francisco, California

               Finalist in Still Life Category, Artist's Magazine 2000 Annual Art Competition

 

1999        Second Place for Oil, Society of Western Artists National Competition, Merced, California

               Second Place for Oil, Society of Western Artists, 49th Annual Exhibit, San Francisco, California

 

1998        Finalist in Landscape Category, Artist's Magazine, 1998 All-Media Competition

               Signature Member Award, Society of Western Artists

 

1997        Second Place for Oil, Society of Western Artists, 47th Annual Exhibit, San Francisco, California

               Top 200 Painting Award, Annual Arts for the Park Competition, Jackson Hole, Wyoming

 

1996        Second Place for Oil, Society of Western Artists, 46th Annual Exhibit, Sausalito, California

               Top 200 Painting Award, Annual Arts for the Park Competition, Jackson Hole, Wyoming

 

1995        Finalist, Artist's Magazine, 1995 Annual Dream Studio Competition

               Semi-finalist, American Artist Magazine, 1995 Achievement Awards

               Semi-finalist, Winsor & Newtons Third Annual Collectors Calendar Competition

 

1994        First Place for Oil, Society of Western Artists, 44th Annual Exhibit, San Francisco, California

               Semi-finalist, Winsor & Newtons Second Annual Collectors Calendar Competition

               Silver Award, Art of California magazine, Discover 1994

               Finalist in Oil category, Artist's Magazine, 1994 All-Media Competition

               Award of Merit, Realism 94, Sixth Annual Exhibition, Parkersburg, West Virginia

 

1993        Marjorie Close Memorial Award for Most Popular Painting, Society of Western Artists, 43rd Annual Exhibit,

               Marin County Civic Center, Marin, California

               Silver and Bronze Awards, Art of California, Discover 1993

               First Place for Painting, Annual Spring Exhibition, Academy of Art College, San Francisco, California

               Second Place for Oil, Society of Western Artists, Annual Kaiser Center Exhibition, Oakland, California

 

1992        Award of Excellence, Annual Spring Exhibition, Academy of Art College, San Francisco, California

                                                                                                                                  

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

 

2012        Carmel Fine Art, Carmel, California

2011        Carmel Fine Art, Carmel, California

2010        2010 Carmel Fine Art, Carmel, California

2007        Masterpiece Gallery, Carmel, California

                William Lester Gallery, Point Reyes Station, California

2006        Masterpiece Gallery, Carmel, California

2004        William Lester Gallery, Point Reyes Station, California

1999        Academy of Art College, San Francisco, California

1997        Southwest Gallery, Dallas, Texas

1994        University Club, San Francisco, California

1993        The Engineers Club, San Francisco, California

 

Selected Group Exhibitions:

 

2012        Telluride Plein Air 2012, Telluride, Colorado,

                Napa Valley Art Festival 2012, Yountville, California

                California Art Club 101st Annual Gold Medal Exhibition, Pasadena, California

                Scottsdale Salon of Fine Art, 2nd Annual, Scottsdale Arizona

                Oil Painters of America National 2012 Exhibition, Evergreen Fine Art Gallery, Evergreen, Colorado

 

2011        Telluride Plein Air 2011, Telluride, Colorado

                Napa Valley Art Festival 2011, Yountville, California

                California Art Club, 100th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition, Pasadena, California

                Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, California

                Scene on the Strait 2011, Martinez, California

                Oil Painters of America National 2011 Exhibition, Devin Galleries, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

                 Holiday Small Works Show, Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona

                Great American Figurative Show, Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara, California

 

2010         Holiday Small Works Show 2010 Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona

                Telluride Plein Air 2010, Telluride, Colorado

                Napa Valley Art Festival 2010, Yountville, California

                Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara, California

                Scene on the Strait 2010, Martinez, California

 

2009        California Art Club, 98th Annual Exhibition, Pasadena, California

                Scene on the Strait 2009, Martinez, California

                Telluride Plein Air 2009, Telluride, Colorado

                Oil Painters of America, 15th Annual Exhibition, Santa Fe, New Mexico

                Garden Gallery Landscape Show, Half Moon Bay, California

                Napa Valley Art Fesival, 2009, Napa, California

 

2008        Masterpiece Gallery, Two Man Show, Carmel, California

                California Art Club, 97th Annual Exhibition, Pasadena, California

                Scene on the Strait 2008, Martinez, California

                Telluride Plein Air 2008, Telluride, Colorado

                Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara, California

                Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters, National Show 2008, Winter Park, Colorado

                Napa Valley Art Festival, 2008, Napa, California

 

2007         Sixth Annual Sonoma Plein Air 2007, Sonoma, California

                California Art Club, 96th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition, Pasadena California

                Scene on the Strait 2007, Martinez, California

                Oil Painters of America, 16th Annual Exhibition, Fredericksburg, Texas

                Telluride Plein Air 2007, Telluride, Colorado

                Waterhouse Gallery, Small Painting Exhibition, Santa Barbara, California

                Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters, National Show 2007, Winter Park, Colorado

                Third Annual Sedona Plein Air Festival 2007, Sedona, Arizona

 

2006        2006 Telluride Plein Air, Telluride, Colorado

                Fifth Annual Sonoma Plein Air 2006, Sonoma, California

                Scene on the Strait 2006, Martinez, California

                Second Annual Sedona Plein Air Festival 2006, Sedona, Arizona

                Oil Painters of America, 15th Annual Exhibition, Missoula, Montana

                Thirteenth Annual Carmel Art Festival, Carmel California

                Fourth Annual Plein Air Invitational, William Lester Gallery, Point Reyes Station, California

                Ninth Annual Landscape Exhibition, Garden Gallery, Half Moon Bay, California

                Plein Air New Mexico, First Annual Exhibition, Santa Fe, New Mexico

 

2005        California Art Club, 95th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition, Pasadena, California

                1st Annual Sedona Plein Air Festival, Sedona, Arizona

                Reno’s Biggest Little Plein Air Paint Out, Reno, Nevada

                Society of Western Artists, 55th Annual Exhibition, San Francisco, California

                Oil Painters of America, Western Regional Exhibition, Santa Barbara, California

                Second Plein Air Biennial 2005, Napa Valley Museum, Yountville, California

                Salon International 2005, San Antonio, Texas

                Twelfth Annual Carmel Art Festival, Carmel, California

                Eighth Annual California Landscape Exhibition, Garden Gallery, Half Moon Bay, California

                Scene on the Strait 2005, Martinez, California

                Plein Air 2005, Tucson, Arizona

                Third Annual Plein Air Invitational, William Lester Gallery, Point Reyes Station, California

                2005 Telluride Plein Air, Telluride, Colorado

 

2004        Desert Plein Air 2004, La Quinta, California

                Airlie Arts Festival, Wilmington, North Carolina

                Seventh Annual California Landscape Exhibition, Garden Gallery, Half Moon Bay, California

                Scene on the Strait 2004, Martinez, California

                Second Annual Plein Air Paintout Invitational, William Lester Gallery, Point Reyes Station, California

                California Art Club Gallery at the Old Mill Exhibition, “Poetry of the Still Life,” Pasadena, California

                Sonoma Plein Air 2004, Sonoma, California

                Eighth Annual Plein Air Art Exhibition, Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Santa Ana, California              

                 Third Annual Plein Air Painting Festival, San Luis Obispo, California

                California Art Club, 94th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition, Pasadena, California

                2004 Valona Plein Air Paintout, Crockett, California

 

2003        “Interiors” Exhibition, William Lester Gallery, Point Reyes Station, California

                Carmel Art Festival 2003, Carmel, California

                Sixth Annual California Landscape Exhibition, Garden Gallery, Half Moon Bay, California

                Ninth Annual California Art Club Painting Festival, San Juan Capistrano, California

                Scene on the Strait 2003, Martinez, California

                First Annual Plein Air Paint Out Invitational, William Lester Gallery, Point Reyes Station, California

                Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, Artist Member Show 2003, Laguna, California

                Second Annual Plein Air Painting Festival, San Luis Obispo, California

                Sonoma Plein Air 2003, Sonoma, California

                Society of Western Artists, 53rd Annual Exhibition, San Francisco, California

                Plein Air Biennial 2003, Napa Valley Museum, Yountville, California 94599

                California Art Club, 93rd Annual Gold Medal Exhibition, Pasadena, California       

 

2002        California Landscapes and European Scenes, Garden Gallery, Half Moon Bay, California

                Northern California Painters Group, Point Reyes Station, California

                Eighth Annual California Art Club Painting Festival, San Juan Capistrano, California

                California Art Club Gallery at the Old Mill, Pasadena, California

                Carmel Art Festival 2002, Carmel, California

                California Art Club, 92nd Annual Gold Medal Exhibition, Pasadena, California

                Society of Western Artists, 52nd Annual Exhibition, San Francisco, California

                 Oil Painters of America, 11th Annual Exhibition, Chicago, Illinois

                 Marin Open Space Show, William Lester Gallery, Point Reyes Station, California

 

2001        Society of Western Artists, 51st Annual Exhibition, San Francisco, California

                Seventh Annual California Art Club Painting Festival, San Juan Capistrano, California

                California Art Club, 91st Annual Gold Medal Exhibition, Pasadena, California

 

2000        California Art Club, 90th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition, Pasadena, California

                Oil Painters of America, 9th Annual Exhibition, Carmel, California

                Society of Western Artists, 50th Annual Exhibit, San Francisco, California

                First Annual California Spring Salon: “Golden Impressions” Exhibition, Los Angeles, California

 

1999        Oil Painters of America, West & Southwest Regional Show, Pueblo, Colorado

                Society of Western Artists, 49th Annual Exhibit, San Francisco, California

                Society of Western Artists, National Competition, Merced, California

 

1998        California Art Club 89th Gold Medal Exhibition, Los Angeles, California

                Society of Western Artists, 48th Annual Exhibit, San Francisco, California

 

1997        California Art Club Annual Gold Medal Exhibition, Los Angeles, California

                Society of Western Artists, 47th Annual Exhibit, San Francisco, California

                Annual Arts for the Parks Competition, Jackson Hole, Wyoming

 

1996        Oil Painters of America, Fifth National Exhibition, San Antonio, Texas

                Society of Western Artists, 46th Annual Exhibit, Sausalito, California

                Annual Arts for the Parks Competition, Jackson Hole, Wyoming

 

1995        American Artists Professional League, 67th Grand National Exhibition, New York, New York

               Salmagundi Club, 18th Annual Non-Members Exhibition, New York, New York

               Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, California

               Society of Western Artists, 45th Annual Exhibit, San Francisco, California

 

1994        Allied Artists of America, Inc., 81st Annual Exhibition, New York, New York

               American Artists Professional League, 66th Grand National Exhibition, New York, New York

               Salon International, Jackson, Mississippi

               Poudre Valley Art League, 33rd Annual Exhibition, Fort Collins, Colorado

                Realism 94, Sixth Annual Exhibition, Parkersburg, West Virginia

               Society of Western Artists, 44th Annual Exhibit, San Francisco, California

 

1993        Society of Western Artists, 43rd Annual Exhibit, Marin Civic Center, Marin, California

               Akron Society of Artists, Grand Exhibition 93, Akron, Ohio

               Academy of Art College, Annual Spring Exhibition, San Francisco, California

 

Bibliography:

 

Profiled in Plein Air Magazine, April-May 2012

Profiled in Southwest Art Magazine, Volume 41, Number 7, December 2011

California Light, A Century of Landscapes, Skira Riezoli, New York, New York, April 2011

Profiled in Art of the West Magazine, Volume 23, Number 6, September/October 2010

Profiled in Southwest Art Magazine, Volume 40, Number 11, May 2010

Profiled in American Art Collector, Volume 54, May 2010

Profiled in Peaks and Plains Published by Great Lakes Airlines, Volume 5, Issue 1, December 2009

Profiled in Southwest Art Magazine, Volume 39, Number 5, October 2009

Profiled in Artist’s Magazine, Online Edition December 2008

Profiled in American Art Collector, Volume 31, May 2008

Profiled in American Art Collector Magazine, Volume 19, May 2007

Plein Air New Mexico, Jack Richeson Fine Art Series, Volume One, Kimberley, Wisconsin

Profiled in Southwest Art Magazine, Volume 36, Number 1, June 2006

Profiled in Contra Costa Times, Sunday Calendar, July 2005

How Did You Paint That? 100 Ways to Paint People & Figures, Vol. II, International Artist Publishing,
New South Wales, Australia, Spring 2005

How Did You Paint That? 100 Ways to Paint Still Lifes and Florals, Vol. II, International Artist Publishing,
New South Wales, Australia, Spring 2005

Profiled in Art of the West Magazine, Volume 17, Number 4, May/June 2004

Profiled in Southwest Art Magazine, Volume 33, Number 8, January 2004

Profiled in The Plein Air Scene, Volume 6, Number 1, February/March 2003

Profiled in Southwest Art Magazine, Volume 32, Number 1, June 2002

Profiled in Southwest Art Magazine, Volume 31, Number 12, May 2002

Profiled in Artist Magazine, Vol. 17, Issue 12, December, 2000

Best of Flower Painting II, North Light Books, Cincinnati, Ohio, January 1999

Profiled in the San Francisco Chronicle Daily Newspaper, Home section, October 1998

Education:

Bachelor’s degree, Mechanical Engineering, University of Dayton

Academy of Art College, San Francisco, California

Asilomar Artist’s Workshop, Pacific Grove, California

Robert Gerbracht’s Portrait and Figure Studies, San Francisco, California

Kevin MacPherson and Scott Christensen Artist Workshops, Eugene, Oregon, and Jackson, Wyoming

 

Organizations:

Society of Western Artists, San Francisco, California—Signature Artist Member

California Art Club, Pasadena, California— Signature Artist Member

Oil Painters of America, Chicago, Illinois—Signature Artist Member