Leslie Morgan

  • Give a Man a Fish and He Will Take the Whole Ocean
  • Become a Fish
  • Catch and Release
  • Fish on Fire
  • A Whale's Dream
  • Wringing Out The Octopods
  • Spinners in Treatment
  • Manatee Soak
  • Whale Washing
  • Sharkfest Family Fun
  • Pumpjack Flying Fish

Leslie Morgan was born and raised in the middle of a Texas desert where the nearest ocean was 600 miles away. As a kid, she dreamed of tropical islands, pirate boats and sea creatures. The public pool served as her primary mode of escape and a therapy for childhood asthma. Diving into the water then was the birth of a lifetime obsession and joy with aquatic experiences. She spent her early professional years in Key West working as a Psychologist during the day in hospitals, jails, nursing homes and clinics. Her free time was spent anchored behind different islands on the boat she called home. Simultaneously, Morgan continued her love for photography and dove into her current profession as an artist leaving the field of Psychology and moved to San Francisco.

She began the journey of transforming this art form into her unique hybrid of painting, photography and collage. Her memories of the waters in Texas, the Keys and Northern California serve as undercurrents to the concepts in her work. She explores ideas tied to nostalgia, female icons, boat captaining and the oceans as well as to the environment, preservation, consumerism and repurpose materials.

Her work has been reviewed by the SF Examiner, 96 Hours Magazine, and ArtSlant. She has shown work with galleries in California, Oregon, Georgia & Texas. She is an active participant with ArtSpan’s annual Open Studios in San Francisco, Art for Aids, California Caucus of Women Artists, and Women Environmental Artists Directory.

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    • 314 Fair Oaks Street
    • San Francisco CA 94110
    • 415 7306002

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