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ABOUT THE ARTIST

Morgan Earl was raised on rivers, and has sailed on four oceans so it’s no wonder his principal creative focus on water employs his photographic and visual skills towards what he sums up as an impressionist approach to his subject.

He spends much of his time in two worlds – the wilds of the North Muskoka river and France’s Cote d’Azur. Not surprisingly, his style is informed by the both 19th century artistic risk takers van Gogh and Cezanne and the Canadian Group of Seven led by Tom Thomson. These artists were unafraid to cross artistic boundaries to realize their new visions of our natural world.

In short, rebels with a brush.

With this same spirit, Morgan paints with his camera. His photo-based impressionist images on canvas are vibrant evidence of his discovery of water as an artists’ medium in its own right. He aptly calls it ‘Liquid Mirrors’.

After a successful career in the visual and electronic arts, Morgan segued into fine art, developing his skills in photography and extending it into photo-based art. He has further refined his techniques utilizing the amazing qualities water possesses –in its movement and propensity to absorb and reflect color and its natural distortion of shapes.

In his fourth year as a full time artist, Morgan has devoted his efforts to solo exhibitions. His imagery met with instant appreciation – the first Toronto exhibit was sold out.

 

Solo Exhibitions

2007
Liquid Mirrors; The Shutterbug Gallery, Huntsville, ON.
Liquid Mirrors; The Scollard Street Gallery, Toronto, ON.
A Church for all Seasons; Christ Church, Port Sydney, ON.

2008
May/June - Liquid Mirrors II; North Muskoka House, Huntsville, ON.
July/August - Liquid Mirrors II; Village Artisans, Port Carling, ON.
July - Liquid Mirrors II: Windermere House, Village Hall, Windermere. ON
Oct. - Liquid Mirrors: Cote Sud d’Europe; The Scollard Street Gallery, Toronto

2009
Liquid Mirrors: Cote Sud d’Europe - Gallerie Michael Aalders, St. Tropez,
France Chancery Gallery, Bracebridge

2010
Liquid Mirrors: Chapel Gallery, Bracebridge,ON.
Liquid Mirrors: Leonardo Gallery, Toronto,ON
Liquid Mirrors: Algonquin Theatre Gallery, Huntsville


Books
Liquid Mirrors: An Intimate View of Muskoka Rivers
Liquid Mirrors: Cote Sud d’Europe
Liquid Mirrors: An abstract approach to water imagery