About the Artist

Guy trained in England at St Martins School of Art and the London College of Printing, moving to Australia in 1981 and returning to oil painting in 2003 after an absence of nearly 30 years.

In 2010, he completed the Master of Studio Arts (Painting) course at Sydney College of the Arts, the arts faculty of the University of Sydney and also served on the Academic Board.

Artist’s Statement

Over the last fifteen years Guy has 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. He is fascinated and captivated by texture – and continually experiments to make paint reflect natural movement and life.

Guy opened the doors of his gallery in Surry Hills in October 2021 and is currently running Friday Nights in the Gallery a program of evening events, supported by City of Sydney.


Works from Guy’s 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 2019, 2015, 2013 & 2012, the inaugural Arts Access Australia Art Award, the 2022, 2020, 2018, 2016 and 2014 biennial Percival Portrait Prize in Townsville, Qld and twice in the Black Swan Portrait Prize (now the Lester Prize) in Perth, WA. Nine works made the semi-finals of the Moran Art Prize over eight 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 Contemporary Art Award and a portrait of Astronomer Professor Fred Watson, AM was selected in the Open Section at Campbelltown Art Centre.

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

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

– Thanks to Ehsan Jahanandish for use of the photo!