Morgan Andrews is an aspiring professional artist and art teacher. Her creative journey began when she was a young girl painting and drawing using her grandmother’s seemingly endless supply of materials; she was always interested in trying new media and expressing her thoughts through many forms of art. She now focuses on using acrylic paint, charcoal, pastels, and ink in her work. She hopes to begin working with 3-D materials like wood and metal in the near future. Her ambitious nature pushes her to come up with new ways to incorporate her ideas into her pieces. Morgan’s creative process is very intuitive, not always starting with an idea she describes it as “expressing a thought or emotion that you can’t verbalize”. Inspired by Mother Nature, animals, and her own thoughts, she uses both her self-taught skills along with techniques taught by the great teachers at Portland Community College to create her work.
I’m easily inspired by things going on around me, whether it be the different shapes in a simple object or the heavenly aroma of freshly brewed coffee, my mind is always on the hunt for new ideas to spark a new work of art. The outside world and the relationship I have with Mother Nature encourages me to create loud, vibrant paintings. I’ve always been interested in art, ever since I can remember sitting on the table in my living room doodling with colored pencils and glitter glue. I discovered acrylic paint to be my favorite medium due to its fast drying nature; I can work quickly with it and make tangible textures. When I begin a new painting, I usually have an idea in my head, but 99% of the time the painting comes out to be completely different. My intuition takes over, colors get splattered and paint gets smeared, stippled, and scraped. I would like to expand my ideas into 3-D work with wood and metal in the near future. I also intend to further my art education into a university with the ultimate goal of becoming both a professional artist and art teacher.