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Nicola Morgan


I have been an artist for most of my conscious life.

I was born on Vancouver Island on the West Coast of British Columbia, Canada. I graduated from the Painting Department at Emily Carr College of Art and Design in Vancouver and have gone on to exhibit my work in many shows around the city.

I have also taught children's art classes for a variety of organizations such as Arts Umbrella, Richmond Arts Centre and the Vancouver School Board.

I worked for ten years as a children's author/illustrator, publishing a total of five books with Oxford Canada and Fitz Henry and Whiteside. Some of my titles include: Temper Temper, Once in a Blue Moon and Louis and the Night Sky.

I have now returned to life as a studio painter. My experiences with children and the artwork that they produce have influenced the way I paint and continue to be a strong presence in my paintings. I approach my work with a spontaneous energy, working through themes of colour and images. I explore various possibilities until the canvas, the paint and I come to a mutual agreement. In short: I never really know what is going to transpire!

I live and work on the North Shore of Vancouver, British Columbia. I am married with three children, two dogs and one cat. (Some people love to know this kind of stuff). I am rediscovering traveling and the excitement it brings to my paintings.

Presently I am not represented by any commercial galleries, but I do have showings of my work periodically.