Contemporary figurative mixed media artist, Kate Morgan, uses collage, watercolor and gold leaf on wood to tell her stories of mythology and art history.
A common thread that I have found during my time chatting with artists is that artists find the process of making their art just as important, or often even more important, than the final result.
Inspired by mythology, art history and history, Morgan says she "explores cultural similarities on a universal level with the most enduring & legendary of subject: women and animals."
"Morgan explores cultural similarities on a universal level with the most enduring & legendary of subject: women and animals."
Morgan's collectors get lost in the detail of her work, finding new things to study and process. Even a casual glance at her artwork shows the care and connection she feels to each piece.
When I asked Kate to share a time that she felt her artwork impacted someone, she shared the following story...
" A woman came to me about a year after she purchased a piece. Something horrible had happened in her life since I had sold it to her, I didn't ask details. She told me she had always loved the work but required more introspective time; she spent that time looking at the piece I had made. She said it gave her something different every day &
she found strength in herself again through it. We were both sobbing & hugging by the end.
"...it gave her something different every day and she found strength in herself again through it."
Art is so much more than color and lines assembled on a surface in a pleasing way. Art, as highlighted in Kate's story, helped heal a woman by offering her strength to move forward. Come experience the power of art this September 13-15 at the Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show.
To learn more about Kate Morgan, you can find her at:
IG - @katemorgankmid
FB - katemorganart
You'll find Kate Morgan in Space #60 at the Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show this September 13-15, along with 142 other artists ready to inspire you.
Written by Teresa Haag
Marketing Director Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Association