Caryl Morgan is a nationally recognized contemporary realist watercolor artist whose primary interest is working with vivid, highly saturated watercolor. Morgan has been using vintage signage as subjects for five years and likes to use close angled perspectives with strong shadow or contrast to elevate the images she paints to an iconic status. Recently, she has focused on night scenes featuring neon signs with eclectic western motifs found along the nation’s highways and byways.
Caryl’s paintings were recently featured as the Oklahoma component in the national exhibition of “America’s Road, The Journey of Route 66”, at the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, Gaylord-Pickens Museum in OKC. Additional solo exhibitions include “Caryl Morgan - Select Works, Wichita, KS 2016, “Along Route 66”, Springfield, Missouri in 2013, “Traveling West”, Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery, Lindsborg, Kansas 2012, “Interstate Icons and Other Road Side Attractions”, North Gallery, Oklahoma State Capitol 2011 and “Selected Works”, Eleanor Hayes Art Gallery, Northern Oklahoma College in 2011. Recent group shows include the Kansas Watercolor Society National Exhibition- Wichita, KS, Watercolor USA-Springfield, Mo, Vox Femina-Springdale, AR, The Colors of Humanity “Red”-Online, Art Now 2015-OKC, OK, Korea / Japan / USA /International Watercolor Exhibition Exchange, Seoul, South Korea and the Japan Watercolor Federation and Watercolor USA Honor Society International Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan.
Morgan is a signature member of the Watercolor USA Honor Society as well as other state and regional watercolor societies. Through Watercolor USA Honor Society she has been an active participant in a cultural exchange program with both Japan and South Korea and her work has been exhibited in those countries. Caryl Morgan’s art is represented in private, corporate and permanent museum collections throughout the United Sates. She works from her studio, Earth Road Graphics, in historic downtown Newkirk, OK.