Scott painting in Goa, India.

Scott painting in Goa, India.

SCOTT MORGAN worked primarily in watercolor paint media and micron archival ink fine line pens. Most of the time he chose Windsor & Newton watercolors but in the end, he became a fan of the Schminke brand. He loved trying new paper and frequently haunted Hiromi, the Japanese handmade paper shop at the Bergamot Station art complex in Santa Monica, CA.

His Chinese friends dubbed him “Idea Box” and he lived up to that nickname. Scott’s imagination was always looking for new ways to display his art. He liked to repurpose plastic packaging to frame paintings, to assemble mobiles from tiny painting fragments…or continuous painting on handmade accordion journals. He often challenged himself with experiments such as drawing in the dark in order to push his art to another level.

There are several themes that consistently emerge in his paintings: Architecture, Landscape, Faces and Multiple Block Images. Scott frequently added text to his paintings, too.  Although he was a prolific painter for decades, this portfolio highlights the paintings completed in Goa during his final year of life.  Exhibitions of the original artwork are planned for the future.