Rory Morgan has been painting for the past 40 years since receiving an art degree from Casper College in Casper, Wyoming. Growing up in Wyoming gave Rory an awareness to be to be an observer of nature. His awareness reflects his interest in art of the outdoors and his love for wildlife. Rory’s appreciation of nature and his artistic skill have led to receiving numerous awards ranging from Best of Show to Artists’ Choice Awards.
During his nearly 42 years working in the Wyoming oil and gas industry, Rory continued to develop an expanding and deep love for nature and wildlife. He spent countless Wyoming hours hiking the mountains, hunting, fishing, or taking photos. Rory has transferred that love for the outdoors into his art through his wildlife and landscape paintings. His subject matter often includes bears, swans, buffalo, blue birds and Canadian geese, as well as landscapes.
Rory’s work in the oil and gas industry required a move to Edmond, Oklahoma where he currently resides with his wife, Pauline. Here in Oklahoma, Rory’s artwork has taken on a new dimension incorporating all that this state has to offer in beauty from the Wichita Mountains to the breath-taking sunsets and redbud trees.
I love to paint anywhere there’s peaceful quiet. I do love the Wichitas. I like to drive down country roads … Red Rock Canyon, Grand Lake … the southeastern Oklahoma foothills’ pretty colors … just about anything that catches my eye in color.
Along with commissions, Rory has been showcasing and selling his beautiful acrylic paintings at the Festival of Arts in Oklahoma City for 13 years. His painting of the Oklahoma state tree, the red bud, landed him a spot on the festival’s poster. Rory also shows his art at the Edmond Arts Festival, North Gallery & Studio in Northpark, OKC and the Oklahoma Artists Invitational art show.