By Deanna Berrington
The Artym Gallery
” bring on the bikini and be damned with the flab. Life’s too short not to flaunt what you’ve got!” Angela Morgan, avid painter of chubby women in swimsuits.
Yep. Summer is upon us! The season of swimsuits, summer garden parties and cocktails; all of which artist Angela Morgan paints with aplomb.
Here in the valley for her solo exhibition at the Artym Gallery, Angela has been preparing a year for this annual event. With the same rules as before, the show opens on the morning of Saturday, July 20th at 10 a.m. sharp (there has been a lineup for the last eight years or so!) and paintings will be available to those in line first.
At 10:15 a.m., the gallery will start answering the phone and going through emails in sequence of their arrival. At 11 a.m., Angela will arrive with her palate and her easel, and the painting will begin! She will be at the gallery creating until 3 p.m.
And creating she will be! This year, her overreaching themes are “joy, passion for life, and I think beauty… family friends and fantastical journeys are wonderful… that’s what life’s about.”
Angela has been one of the Artyms most popular artists for over ten years. Over that time, her distinct style and subject matter has become internationally recognizable. Quite simply, no one does it like Angela.
Her passion for life, and sense of humour and fun shine out of every brush stroke. It is so clear that her work reflects who she is.
“Painting has to be absolutely my favourite thing for me to do a close second would be a rooftop patio party with new Fluevog shoes, my best friends and pitchers of mojitos in the sun,” laughs Angela.
This show at Artym, while including her favourite subject “cocktails and good old girlfriend garden party time” will also feature (but is not limited to!) ducks, butterfly dancing, sandcastles, skylines and street scenes (from her own travels), boats and, of course, shoes.
Don’t miss the event of the season. It really isn’t the summer until Angela Morgan appears at the Artym Gallery show! Join her and everyone at the gallery this Saturday, July 20th at 10 a.m. If you are looking for a reason to line up, you can check out the show on the website in the days leading up to the exhibition (sorry, no presales!). Visit www.artymgallery.com.