James Morgan

James Morgan

“The most important aspect of being an artist is being a keen observer. Nature’s ever changing moods are a wellspring of inspiration. The goals for my work are to enjoy the process of painting and seeing, to engage emotional participation from people who view the painting, and to share the often overlooked, intimate aspects of nature. I seek to achieve a balance between the subject and its environment. The excitement for me is constantly exploring new ways to interpret nature. I am intrigued by the patterns and shapes found in nature and concentrate on the effects of light on these elements and the resulting array of colors in nature’s ever-changing moods.”

James’s work is a part of many private and public collections, and he regularly appears in shows such as Prix de West, Masters of the American West and American Masters. He has been honored to receive several awards from various intuitions such as the Autry Museum of the American West’s James R. Parks Trustee Purchase Award (2014), the National Museum of Wildlife Art’s Western Visions Red Smith Artists’ Choice Award (2013, 2007, 1996), and the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum’s Prix de West Robert Loughheed Memorial Artist Choice Award.

James is represented by Wood River Fine Arts, Ketchum, Idaho; Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico; Simpson Gallagher Gallery, Cody, Wyoming; and Trailside Galleries, Jackson, Wyoming.