Jessie Morgan’s artwork captivates and lures the viewer into her richly layered textures and surfaces of paint. The layers emerge from an organic depth and reference aspects of nature on, above and below the surface. The repetitive marks rhythmically evoke natural systems and simultaneously reveal a macroscopic and microscopic view. Jessie Morgan’s paintings encourage observation and inspire contemplation. These meditative paintings are not explicit in imagery but exude the energy and rhythm found in nature. Water, wind, seeds and sky are some of the organic elements considered, as are broader themes of the seasons and cellular life. Morgan creates the textured paintings through a lengthy process of layering paint and other mediums on aluminum. She applies, blends, adds and removes layers to reveal what comes before. Through this dynamic process of interaction with the materials, Morgan’s paintings evoke a sense of discovery and exploration.
Jessie Morgan earned her BFA at Tufts University and is a graduate of The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She lives and maintains a Studio in a New England community that combines antiquity and close proximity to the water. Her works are exhibited throughout the country and are held in private and corporate collections in the United States and Asia.