Tom Morgan’s landscapes have a soft, dream-like quality to them that celebrates the grandeur of the West.
His style, which captures the intrinsic beauty of open country, is evident in “Cedar and Sage” a 9-inch-by-12-inch summer view of central Montana.
So too does “Colorado River,” a study of shape and shadow in the Grand Canyon, give the viewer a portal into a moody land.
“Grand Canyon,” said Morgan, who sat in the lobby of the Lewis and Clark Library on Saturday as he discussed his paintings, “it’s a pretty daunting subject to take on.”
“There’s so many highlights and shadows and value changes,” he said of the 16-inch-by-20-inch oil painting. “It’s kind of like, ‘Where do I start?’”
Despite the challenge, he said he’s pleased with it and this is one of the paintings he has on display in the library lobby.
A reception will be held Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the library
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