Morgan grew up in Donegal in the Northwest of Ireland. He studied art at NWIFHE, Derry and transferred to Crawford College of Art, Cork, where he graduated in 1995. The subjects of his paintings are the Irish landscape, particularly Donegal and surrounding counties. He favours working 'plein air' or on location, his preferred medium being oil.
More recently he has been creating mixed media paintings done on sand from the Donegal coast.
He has exhibited in Ireland and Canada since 2002.
'I have always been inspired by atmospheric light and dramatic cloud formations, which I like to try and recreate in painting. I find most of my subject matter in the Northwest of Ireland. I started a series of rockpool themed paintings in 2007 and it is a theme that I continually return to. I like the idea of having a combination of moods in one painting; a sheltered and calm rockpool in the foreground, enclosed by rocks, with a turbulent incoming tide on the other side of the rocks.'
St. Michaels, University of Toronto
Osler, Hoskin and Harcourt. Toronto
Anglo Irish Bank, London.
Selected Past and Present Exhibitions:
The BASE Enterprise Centre, Stranorlar, County Donegal.. Ongoing
'I am Donegal', Cristeph Gallery, Letterkenny, 2018
Donegal Creatives Exhibition, Scally Place, Letterkenny, 2017
The Pumphouse Gallery, Niagara on the Lake, 2014
Abbey Arts Centre, Ballyshannon, 2011
Casa Auction, Mansion House, Dublin. April 2008
The Loft Gallery, Dublin. November 2007
Jackson's Hotel, Ballybofey, Co.Donegal, Dec 2006
Harvey's Point Hotel, Lough Eske, Co. Donegal Oct, Dec 2005
Great Northern, Bundoran Co. Donegal- July 2005
Loughlin Bowe Art Auction, Cork- January 2005
McMichael Gallery , Kleinburg, Ontario, October 2004.
Canadian Showcase: Cobourg-Markham-Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. June-August 2004
The Glebe Gallery, Co. Donegal, group exhibition, April 2003, 04, 05
Chief O'Neill's Hotel, Smithfield Market, April 2003, March 2004
The Silver Tassie Hotel, Letterkenny, October 2003, 2004
The Great Northern Hotel, Bundoran, November 2003.
The Donegal Gallery, Donegal Town, December 2002.
PJ O'Brien's, Toronto, July 2003.
Listowel Eurofest, Art Centre Listowel, 1995.
Lavitts Quay Gallery, Cork, 1995.
Artist's exemption as from January 1st, 2003: DTX 6818