Morgan painting a
Spuria Iris from her garden
Morgan Alexandra Kari has more then thirty-five years experience as artist, fine art instructor, and lecturer. Her education includes the earning of a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with honors from the
For fifteen years, Morgan was a fashion illustrator for clients such as department stores, newspapers, ad agencies, and designers. Notable on her client list were May Co., I. Magnin, Broadway, and Bullocks department stores, Women’s Wear Daily, California Apparel News, Men's Wear magazine, and Edith Head.
Morgan received her first of many blue ribbons as a teenager at the Dairy Day Art Show in
Current memberships include the Valley Watercolor Society, Botanical Artists Guild, San Fernando Valley Art Club, Colored Pencil Society of America, the Pastel Society, Paletteers Art Club, and the Portrait Society of America. She is also a member of the California Art Club and on the board of directors for the Fine Art Club.
A respected art instructor, Morgan teaches portrait painting, fashion illustration, animal portraits, beginning drawing, watercolor special effects, botanical illustration, still life, landscape, scientific illustration, and abstract painting. Acrylic, oil, colored pencil, charcoal and graphite drawing as well as pastel, silverpoint, watercolor, and pen and ink are also part of her curriculum.
Morgan has been the featured speaker for many organizations. Recently she has demonstrated various techniques for the Colored Pencil Society of Southern California, the Paletteers Club of the
Her experience has lead her to teach at Art Center College of Design, Learning Tree University, Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Palos Verdes Art Center, Otis College of Art and Design and custom instruction at client’s homes. Morgan currently conducts art classes in her new teaching studio overlooking the beautiful English cottage gardens at her Woodland Hills home.
This outstanding art studio has been featured in the Daily News, Journal of Botanical Artists, Valley Scene Magazine, and was in the Valley Artists Studio Tour. Morgan’s watercolor painting was voted the public’s popular choice at the Tour’s reception.