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Tina Morgan SWA


Tina Morgan was born in Lynton, Devon in 1952. She studied art and design in Cornwall. After gaining an S.I.A.D. in industrial design, Tina worked as an Art Director in London for a number of top creative advertising agencies. During this time, she won many awards including two at the Cannes Film Festival.

In 1985 Tina changed career and began painting as a full-time professional artist, successfully exhibiting her work widely in galleries nationwide.

Tina skilfully paints in oils on canvas. Her impressionistic work with its distinctive soft colour palettes is very recognisable. Living close to the beaches of East Devon it is not surprising that she excels in depicting the classic beach holiday atmosphere. This she complements with townscapes, cafe scenes and nude studies.

In 1983 she sailed with her husband to North Africa and then across the Atlantic to the Caribbean. She now lives and paints in Devon.

Michael Morgan RI the distinguished Devon artist comments ‘her work is a result of her mastery of the medium linked to a mature and imaginative vision much envied by the rest of us.’

Tina states ' I use oil paint because the colour and textures are so rich. I develop the background and paint onto that with a knife for texture. Long springy brushes are used for the detail. The memory of a scene has always been far more interesting than the impression viewed on the day. So, I capture the moment with a pastel or pencil sketch and photographs, then spend a long time just observing the view - how the light plays with the shapes, and how the atmosphere affects me. Later I work with my memory and references to produce a painting which I think is far more exciting and creative than one which I would have produced on the spot.'

Exhibitions
Royal Society of Women Artists
Royal Society of British Artists, London
Royal Society of Marine Artists, London
Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
Exeter University, Devon
Chapter House, Exeter Cathedral, Devon


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