About the Artist

I trained in England at St Martins School of Art and the London College of Printing. I have lived in Australia since 1981 and returned to oil painting in 2003 after an absence of nearly 30 years.

In 2010, I completed the Master of Studio Arts (Painting) course at Sydney College of the Arts, the arts faculty of the University of Sydney. Artist’s Statement

Over the last fifteen years I have explored a painting style which differs from traditional application methods such as brush and palette knife and involves highly liquid oil paint – thrown, applied to, or dripped on to the canvas. I am fascinated and captivated by texture – and continually experiment to make paint reflect natural movement and life.

I exhibit occasionally and welcome commissions.

Portraits

Pleased to announce that works from my major portrait series ‘After Retinal Detachment’ – exploring the effects of an eye injury in late 2011 – were hung in the Archibald Prize in 2015 and 2013 and the Salon des Refusés in 2017. Other works were hung in the Mosman Art Prize in 2015, 2013 & 2012, the inaugural Arts Access Australia Art Award, the 2016 and 2014 Percival Portrait Prize and twice in the Black Swan Portrait Prize. Six works made the semi-finals of the Moran Art Prize over five years with one being a finalist in 2015. A double portrait of father and son retinal surgeons (the two Alex Hunyors), was also selected for the Fisher’s Ghost Art Award Open Section at Campbelltown Art Centre.

In 2017 I joined the Board of Arts Access Australia, the peak body representing disability in the arts.

Visit www.facebook.com/guymorganartist or email guy@guymorgan.com to find out more.

– Thanks to Ehsan Jahanandish for use of the photo!