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Guy Morrow Fine Art
817 Airline Road
Corpus Christi, TX 78412
I have just completed a 4 foot by 10 and a half foot oil painting for th Cuero Country club in Cuero, Texas. Be sure and check it out and try their lunch menu.
I had a great time in San Diego, Cal. With the American Society Marine Artist annual meeting. It was fun to see fellow artist and sculptors. I did have a chance to paint on location with the group and do a lot of site seeing.
I just finished up a 10 day show in Round Top, Texas and will be returning in October.
For many years I have been interested in art and design, as well as it's history and development. Both famous and unknown artists have inspired me to begin on the path of creativity and to develop my skills. I use different popular techniques and have created some of my own as well.
Some of my work centers upon self-expression, while other pieces reflect reactions and feelings. You can get a better feel for my work by stopping by my workshop.
Statement From Guy Morrow:
From a very early age I spent hours on the floor coloring and drawing. My parents thought there might be something wrong with me. I had no interest in toy trucks and cars. Instead, I spent my time building forts and making gardens and going fishing. While in junior high, I took a correspondence course in taxidermy. From there I went to mounting birds, deer and wild hogs. I soon found that painting is what I wanted to do. My mother had me painting with Bob Garden, a seascape artist. I was introduced to artist Dick Turner at the age of 15, who taught me form by light and how to apply oil paint. This made a total connection for me. I painted from memory for about two years to force my mind to create lifelike subjects. A lot of time was spent going to the library to study techniques and the old masters. I later went into watercolor and used egg-tempera for oil under paintings. It wasn't until then, a fellow teenage artist friend, John Cobb showed me the work of Andrew Wyeth. Then I saw in his books that he did the entire painting in egg-tempera. Once I saw the possibilities, I started raising my own chickens and collected rainwater to use in my ground up paint that I made each day. In time I would find myself outside painting on location doing what is called plein air. I paint a variety of subjects so I don't get bored doing the same thing. I went on and graduated from King High School in Corpus Christi to receive the Art Award for most outstanding art student. I had big plans in my mind I to go to art school at the prestigious Chicago Art Institute. Never made it , I sometimes regret this. I found myself working, selling art supply and building picture frames, all of which were of great value. In time, I would release several prints of coastal art which was marketed along the Gulf coast and East coast along with a few parts of California and the Great Lakes. My work did well and ended up in over 200 galleries and frame shops. I have painted several large murals in Corpus Christi. The city council liked my art and sent me to Toledo Spain for a one man show that went on for three weeks. Under the Reagan administration, Ambassador Robert Strauss took a collection of my paintings to be hung in the United States Embassy in Moscow, Russia for one year. To much acclaim. Today my paintings are touring major museums, with some of Americas finest artists and sculptors affiliated with the American Society of Marine Artist.
John E. Conner Museum, Kingsville, Texas
Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah Georgia
Wildlife of the American West Art Museum, Jackson, Wyoming
Cumberland Museum, Nashville, Tennessee
Santa Barbara Natural Museum, Santa Barbara, California
Chumizal National Monument, El Paso, Texas
Frye Art Museum, Seattle, Washington
Chase Center on the Riverfront, Wilmington, Delaware
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
The Noles Museum of Art, Oceanville, New Jersey
Spartanburg Art Museum, Spartanburg, South Carolina
New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford, Ma.
The Cultural Center of Cape Cod, South Yarmouth, Mass.
The Herreshoff Maritime Museum & The America's Cup Hall of Fame, Bristol, Rhode Island
The Maine Maritime Museum, Bath, Maine
Brownsville Fine Art Museum, Brownsville, Texas
Coos Bay Fine Art Museum, Coos Bay, Oregon
Corpus Christi Museum of Natural History
Cornell Museum of Art and American Culture, Delray each, Florida
Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, Alabama
Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, Texas
Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas
Museum of The Southwest, Midland, Texas
The Haggin Museum, Stockton, California
Minnesota Museum of Marine Art, Winona, Minnesota
City of Toledo, Spain
United States Embassy, Moscow, Russia