I love writing, but sometimes another creative muse inspires me. During these times, I set aside my laptop to pick up a paint brush. I've always been an amateur artist, taking numerous classes and dabbling in several mediums from graphite to charcoal, pastels, and pen and ink. Then I discovered Winslow Homer's paintings and fell in love with watercolor.

Pears by Victoria Morgan

 

I love the beauty of the flowing, merging washes. I love its transparency. I love how it can be extremely detailed like some of Edward Hopper's works or incredibly loose like those of Maurice Prendergast. I love the wet, luminous qualities of J.M.W. Turner's London sunsets and the dry, scraped, churning seas by Winslow Homer.

I've taken classes at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and more recently studied under wonderful New England watercolor artists such as Andrew Kusmin and Marla Greenfield who was featured in the Winter 2011 edition of American Artist Watercolor. For the past few years, I’ve studied under Nancy Walton, one of my favorite local artists.

Watercolor

Trilliums by Victoria Morgan

 

Morning Walk by Victoria Morgan