Pen and Ink drawings of Martha’s Vineyard. Originals and giclees are available. Giclees are matted to 11×14, originals are matted to 9×12. Please call for availability and pricing 508-693-3948 or leave a comment in the comment box under the art – first click on image.
Caroline studied visual art and music at the State University of New York, at Purchase, from where she graduated in 1981 with a degree in literature. She was fortunate enough to study visual arts with some very gifted teachers there, and one in particular, Antonio Frasconi, a printmaker, became a mentor to me. Caroline currently studies at Rockland Center for the Arts with several teachers, but Paula Madawick, a well-known colored pencil artist, has been especially important to me. She has had a great influence on my work.
Caroline has been drawing all her life, and she likes to think that in drawing, by focusing so intently on one image, she is pulled into the world of that image, and thereby also pulled under and into the current of creativity and imagination. Through communicating the essence of whatever she is drawing, through her hand and eye, she feels that she enlarges her understanding of the visible world around her and of herself. Caroline likes to feel “pulled under” to where she can commune directly with what she is drawing. When someone views Caroline’s work, she hopes to elicit a feeling, a response, to the image.
October 1, 2011
Clipper Ship “DREADNOUGHT” print of the original art Graphite and ink on paper by Fran Morey.
A proud Yankee Trans-Atlantic Packet Ship the “DREADNOUGHT” was built in Newburyport Massachusetts, launched in 1853, recognizable by her red cross on the fore sail for the Red Cross Line and her Dragon figurehead. Sailors nicknamed her “the Flying Dutchman” because of her amazing speed. The most famous run was from NYC to Queenstown UK in 9 days 13 hrs, faster than a steamer.
“Ship Yard Celebration” print of the original art. Graphite on paper by F Morey
The whaling ship Charles W. Morgan arrived at Mystic Seaport in December 1941, narrowly avoiding destruction during World War II and was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1966. In her 80 years of service, she made 37 voyages ranging in length from nine months to five years. She sailed in the Indian and South Atlantic Oceans, surviving ice and snow storms with more than 1,000 whale men of all races and nationalities in her lifetime. Charles W. Morgan was owned and managed by the J. & W. R. Wing Company of New Bedford.
Ranger – Flying Boats Reaching and Ahead at the Mark
Genesis of the Cup – Whaleboat sketch – North Lighthouse on Block Island – The Rescue
signed and numbered giclées with remark on bottom margin – available framed 20×28, 24×14 and unframed, large and small sizes. Original copper plate etching available upon request. 508-693-3948
Artist Fran Morey at work at Island Art Gallery
Throughout his professional career Fran’s drawing talents served him well and over twenty years ago, he was introduced to intaglio printing. It became a passion resulting in a series of prints depicting the golden age of classic yacht racing in the early 1900’s.
July 9, 2009