Magical Realism: Paintings by Deborah Morrissey-McGoff

The elements that inhabit Deborah Morrisey-McGoff’s paintings are objects she loves, cultivates, grows and collects. In addition to the painters of the Italian Renaissance, Caspar David Friedrich has been a major influence, as has J.M.W. Turner, whose work surprised her, she says, by its joy. McGoff has had solo shows at the Springfield Museum of Art, the Southern Ohio Museum, the Weston Gallery in Cincinnati and the Robert Kidd Gallery in Birmingham, Michigan. The Arts Midwest/National Endowment for the Arts and the Ohio Arts Council have awarded her fellowships. Her work is part of the Scripps Howard Foundation, PNC Bank and Cincinnati Financial Corporation. To learn more, visit her website, www.morrissey-mcgoff.com.

To read more about McGoff see the September 2010 issue of The Artist’s Magazine. Here is some art that didn’t appear in the issue.

Cityview (watercolor, 16x9 3/8)
Cityview (watercolor, 16×9?)
Le Jardin Rustique (watercolor with body color, 31 1/2x29 3/4)
Le Jardin Rustique (watercolor with body color, 31½x29¾)
Mind & Passion (oil on wood, 23x14)
Mind & Passion (oil on wood, 23×14)
Study for Before I Cross Over (casein and watercolor, 33 1/4x26 1/4)
Study for Before I Cross Over (casein and watercolor, 33¼x26¼)
Personal Vanitas (oil on wood, 15 1/2x17 1/4)
Personal Vanitas (oil on wood, 15½x17¼)


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