Having grown up hunting for unusual rocks and exploring deep ravines in the woods behind her childhood home, Morgan Mercer is a Twin Cities-based oil painter and storyteller who still has a fascination for finding wonder in unexpected places. She starts each of her paintings by creating a hand cut collage of black and white images. Then, she projects that the collage onto the canvas and draws it. With each layer of paint, she interprets the imagery from the collage onto her canvas by focusing on different shapes, lines, feelings or areas of negative space until the painting explodes in a mass of color, overlapping brushstrokes and energetic marks. Her work is a catalog of moments and scenes —a midnight dinner party, an underground circus in an abandoned warehouse or a cabinet of curiosities that opens to a sea of stars and forest — that encapsulate feelings of wonder, curiosity, adventure and discovery.
If you don’t see what you’re looking for in my shop below, please reach out! I do create commissioned paintings, and have the ability to print reproductions of most of my original works.
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Morgan Mercer takes commissions.