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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

The Alchemy of Paint

-2014
Oil on Linen
101.6 x 101.6 cm
(40" x 40")
Private collection

Added: 2014-07-02
Cowra Eagle Rocks

-2013
Oil on Linen
40.64 x 50.8 cm
(16" x 20")
Private collection

Added: 2014-07-02
Tamara

Oil on Linen
101.6 x 76.2 cm
(40" x 30")
Private collection

Added: 2014-07-02
Courtney

Oil on Linen
76.2 x 83.82 cm
(30" x 33")
Private collection

Added: 2014-07-03
Beer and Chips

-2012
Oil on Canvas
25.4 x 30.48 cm
(10" x 12")
Private collection

Added: 2014-05-15
A Good Red

-2013
Oil on Linen
50.8 x 38.1 cm
(20" x 15")
Private collection

Added: 2014-05-15
Sunlit Curtain

Oil on Linen
60.96 x 76.2 cm
(24" x 30")
Private collection

Added: 2014-05-15
Blue Screen 24x30

-2013
Oil on Linen
60.96 x 50.8 cm
(24" x 20")
Private collection

Added: 2014-05-15
November Lillies

-2011
Oil on Linen
60.96 x 76.2 cm
(24" x 30")
Private collection

Added: 2014-05-15
Dutch Dreaming

Oil on Linen
76.2 x 83.82 cm
(30" x 33")
Private collection

Added: 2014-05-15