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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 University of Washington, Seattle, and further studies at the Art Center College of Design, and UCLA, Los Angeles.  She continues to study with outstanding international artists and teachers.

 

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 Montesano, Washington.  Through the years various galleries, juried shows, publications, and private collectors have recognized her work.  Her most recent showings include an International juried Botanical Art Exhibit at the New York Horticultural Society, the Simon Wiesenthal Museum in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the Fifoli estate in Woodside, California, a best in show at the San Fernando Valley Art Club Exhibit at Viva Gallery, the popular choice award at the Pastel Society show, the judge’s award at Brand 39 National Juried Exhibition and a first place prize at the Colored Pencil Society Southern California exhibit for a recently completed portrait.

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 Palos Verdes Art Center, San Fernando Valley Art Club, Glendale Art Association, Botanical Artists, and the Pastel Society of Southern California.

 

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.  

 
Morgan invites you to contact her for information about art classes, group workshops, painting demonstrations, commissions, and speaking engagements.

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