Original paintings from Kate Morgan RI
A five foot watercolour which celebrates the huge diversity of wildlife found in India.
I only do one or two giant paintings like this a year and I absolutely love becoming totally immersed and absorbed in the detail that painting such large scale work offers.
Beneath The Amazon Canopy
A bright, vivid and detailed painting depicting the wonderful wildlife found in Central and South America. Here sloths slowly play in the trees and jaguars make their way from fallen tree trunks to the forest floor. All are surrounded by lush foliage and tropical plants where other little creatures can be found hiding amongst the dense leaves...
Sleeping Leopards, Hidden Rhino original, watercolour on paper, framed.
This is a playful piece based on the magic, majestic and elusive creatures that are increasingly difficult to find in the wilderness of Africa.
The rhino hiding here is becoming significantly more endangered as a result of loss of habitat and hunting. This painting gives the viewer a rare glimpse of a particularly fascinating creature.
(Currently exhibited with Panter and Hall, Pall Mall)
Resting on the Reef, original watercolour on heavyweight rag paper, framed.
A dreamlike depiction of a watery world filled with unseen and imagined creatures, along with more recognisable characters.
After a long journey, this turtle rests briefly on the luminescent sea bed, brimming with life and all sorts of creatures to find. This painting is inspired by the natural world but is also a place where reality meets the imagined; creating a fascinating new world of dreams and natural history.
original, watercolour on heavyweight rag paper, framed.
Majestic rays create shadows as they swim up to the waters edge.
In this painting, all my favourites, from turtles to hermit crabs, are waiting to be found. This playful piece celebrates the wonders and diversity of our waters.
An original watercolour inspired by the enchanting wildlife in India, on handmade rag paper, framed.
I was lucky enough to travel to Kanha in India, the place where Rudyard Kipling was inspired to write his 'Just So stories'. We were up at dawn to spot tigers, monkeys, leopards in their natural habitat. Even so, I couldn't help imagining a scene when the humans go home and the animals come out to take back their jungle...
After the Hunt
An original watercolour on heavyweight rag paper, framed.
Inspired by the lushness, beauty and diverstiy of the jungles found in South and Central America where jaguars play, sleep and luxuriate in the hot sun, surrounded by tropical flowers and mischievous monkeys!
Three Sleeping Jaguars - an original watercolour inspired by the diverse and beautiful wildlife found in South and Central America on heavyweight rag paper, framed.
Three jaguars collapse into a deep sleep after a long night of hunting. Surrounded by a blanket of stars, these majestic cats have quite forgotten the dangers of the jungle as they lose themselves in their dreams.
Jazz Queen - an original watercolour, framed.
Jaguars sleep under the starlight with the backdrop of a sparkling lagoon behind them. Bright, detailed, rare orchids frame them as fireflies surround the forest.
(Currently exhibited at Panter and Hall, Pall Mall)
The Big Jump - an original watercolour inspired by the wildlife of South and Central America, on heavyweight rag paper, framed.
In the Jungle - an original watercolour on heavyweight rag paper, framed.
This piece is inspired by the wildlife found in South and Central America. As an artist, I am absolutely fascinated by big cats. This is a night time scene, with sleeping jaguars collapsed onto the branch under the stars.
Joshua Tree Superbloom - an original watercolour on heavyweight rag paper, framed.
This piece was inspired by a road trip last Spring chasing superblooms around California. When I arrived at Joshua Tree, I was so lucky to see the entire desert in bloom. What is usually vast and desolate had sprung to life with so much beauty and colour that I could't wait to get back to my studio and capture it.
Sumatra - an original watercolour on heavyweight rag paper, framed.
Inspired by India, this painting shows dense and beautiful foliage, a curious tiger swimming through sparkling water and an inquisitive hornbill staring back at the viewer looking at him!
Lost in China - an original watercolour on heavyweight rag paper, framed.
As the title suggests, this painting is based on a detailed depiction of the wildlife in China which takes the viewer into a slightly surreal and dreamlike world with pandas, playful monkeys, peonies and golden pheasants.
Chameleons - an original watercolour on heavyweight rag paper, framed.
A bright and fun composition depicting chameleons on the hunt for crickets, surrounded by succulents and other exotic plants where colour and camouflage play such an important part in their everyday existence.
Chameleons are one of my favourite animals. They are so quirky, distinctive and a joy to paint.
Surrounded by Fireflies - an original watercolour on heavyweight rag paper, framed.
A painting which is currently being exhibited at Panter and Hall, Pall Mall, London. This painting is inspired by the wildlife found in South and Central America. Here, sloths play in the tree tops and jaguars sleep on the branches below. Surrounding it all are the magical glows of light from fireflies.
Pacific Parrot - an original watercolour on heavyweight rag paper, framed.
A piece inspired by my adventures in New Zealand and the flightless bird that particularly captured my heart, the Kakapo. Here he is trudging through the dense and deciduous terrain.
Zabriskie Point - an original watercolour on heavyweight rag paper, framed.
Inspired by my trip chasing superblooms around California and ending up in the beautiful, vast desert of Death Valley and Zabriskie Point. The painting features colourful sands and all kinds of unexpected wildlife.
Hidden, original watercolour, framed