About Carolyn Morgan
When Carolyn was around 10 years old, she loved sitting on the steps at home on a rainy day gazing at the long shiny bitumen road as it disappeared up the hill. The whole scene sparkled with light. It literally made her eyes pop with pleasure. Carolyn wondered how she could capture the light and made childish drawings with coloured pencils. From then on, Carolyn knew she wanted to learn how to draw and paint properly. Going to art school became Carolyn's ultimate goal.
Her dream finally came true when she attended the Queensland College of Art in the 60s. Drawing and painting filled Carolyn's days and she enjoyed every minute! At the end of the course, she went on to join the advertising and design professions as most of her classmates did. Talent was well rewarded and there was plenty to learn.
Carolyn thoroughly enjoyed her career in advertising and design. It was a world filled with enormous excitement and creative challenges. Winning awards was the icing on the cake and Carolyn is proud to say she received her fair share.
Secretly though, Carolyn dreamed of the day she would finally remove her creative hat and become a full-time painter.
Carolyn has now been painting full-time for almost 15 years. The Australian landscape has been the focus. Compositions are drawn from memory. Tapping into the unknown, following her intuition, and being open to "the vibe" are important parts of Carolyn's art practice.
Carolyn is a storyteller at heart, so her paintings often reflect life and the environment.
Finalist - RQAS Queensland Figurative 2022
Best-in-Show Oil Painting - Scattered Arts “Ties” 2018
First Prize - Painting Mixed Media - Scattered Arts “Ties” 2018
First Prize - Watercolour painting - Scattered Arts “Golden” 2017
Finalist (2 paintings) RQAS Queensland Figurative 2016
Finalist (2 paintings) RQAS Queensland Figurative 2014
Commended - RQAS Queensland Figurative - 2014
Best-in-Show - Oil painting - Scattered Arts “My Queensland” 2014