Davidson, North Carolina, artist Jim Morgan doesn’t mind coming back to the same subject matter. In fact, his imaginative botanical pastel art thrives on it. His inspiration comes from shapes found in nature—eucalyptus leaves and gingko branches, specifically—a nod to one of his art heroes, Ellsworth Kelly. “I spend a great deal of time outdoors, making lots of mental notes,” says Morgan. “I want to reduce what I see to basic forms that still retain an unmistakable connection to my original subject.”
Enjoy this gallery of Morgan’s plant paintings, and read more about the artist in the February 2014 issue of Pastel Journal.
For more about Jim Morgan, see the February 2014 issue of Pastel Journal.
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