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Ann
Morton
ARC Living Artist™
Australian
born 1958

Born in: Australia

Nationality:
Australian


Biographical Information


Contact info:
Website: www.annmorton.com
Email: enquiries@annmorton.com

What is it that we put in the highest place of beauty within our homes? - A bunch of flowers, or ragged looking ferns? Born October 1958 in a rural town, New South Wales Australia; Ann Morton has always had an intense appreciation of the beauty and colours within the natural world around her. Perhaps this appreciation has fuelled her strong compulsion to paint from a very early age. Recognition of her natural talents arose as a young girl when she produced works far beyond her years. Self taught, with encouragement from her artist/ inventor father, she embarked on a major journey of discovery at the age of 19. Travelling throughout Europe and North America, she immersed herself in the beauty and skill of the Old Classical Masterpieces. Ann would spend countless hours in numerous Galleries and Museums, closely observing the use of light, texture and colour in the works of Masters such as Peter Paul Rubens, Rembrandt and later masters of the 19th & early 20th century, such as JW Waterhouse, John Singer Sargent, and Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema.

As a full-time artist, Ann Morton has enjoyed a highly successful career her entire adult life. Her paintings have attracted a great deal of interest from around the world. She is a member of the Australian Portrait Artists Society, and she has won numerous awards for both portraiture and still life.

Ann always prefers her paintings to 'speak' for her - "I love the juxtaposition of natural things with man-made objects. The irregularity of pattern as opposed to the symmetrical and mechanical nature of our cultures finely crafted artefacts. In an age of speed, I revel in the time I can put into my paintings. Time spent creating something that will delight a person enough for them to want to take it home. It is an art form that has grown from a slower age, but I feel that this makes it more valuable to us now." Ann Morton

Professor Bill Ticehurst

-2010
Private collection

Added: 2010-05-08
Professor Bill Ticehurst
Self­Portrait

-1994
oil on linen
120 x 100 cm
(47.24" x 39.37")
Private collection

Added: 2010-05-08
Self­Portrait
The Lamp

-2008
oil on linen
90 x 75 cm
(35.43" x 29.53")
Private collection

Added: 2010-05-08
The Lamp
Old World Charm

-2003
oil on linen
75 x 83 cm
(29.53" x 32.68")
Private collection

Added: 2010-05-08
Old World Charm
Pumpkin Soup

-1999
oil on linen
50 x 60 cm
(19.69" x 23.62")
Private collection

Added: 2010-05-08
Pumpkin Soup
Summer Flowers

-1996
oil on linen
82.5 x 75 cm
(32.48" x 29.53")
Private collection

Added: 2010-05-08
Summer Flowers
Fresh From The Garden

-2004
oil on linen
100 x 75 cm
(39.37" x 29.53")
Private collection

Added: 2010-05-08
Fresh From The Garden
Champaign and Strawberries

-2008
oil on linen
30 x 30 cm
(11.81" x 11.81")
Private collection

Added: 2010-05-08
Champaign and Strawberries
Persimmons

-1996
oil on linen
30 x 30 cm
(11.81" x 11.81")
Private collection

Added: 2010-05-08
Persimmons
The Jenny Wren

-2007
oil on linen
75 x 83 cm
(29.53" x 32.68")
Private collection

Added: 2010-05-08
The Jenny Wren