Inside Artists - Issue 16

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112 ARTIST PROFILE Magdalena Morey

Out Of My Depth 3, 2018, mixed media (acrylics, watercolours, pastels, gold leaf), 100 x 100 cm

Crocus Sunrise, 2018, mixed media (acrylics, watercolours, pastels), 100 x 100 cm

Magdalena Morey


hrough a life filled with a passion for her artistic practice, the places that Magdalena Morey has lived have each left a lasting impression on her canvas. In Poland, where she grew up, she learned the qualities of each medium; understanding the nature of form and the blending of colour. It was England that infused her with a love of landscapes and representing the weather, and Switzerland where she began to explore the abstract, experimenting with more restricted palettes. Spain, where the artist currently lives, has been the biggest influence of all; the intense heat of the sun reflected in the gold leaf that interacts with the paint below, and cool turquoise shades

introduced in response to the mountain rivers she discovered as a refuge from the raising temperatures. Morey considers her work as four distinct genres; the land and seascapes which are inspired by her travels, her memories of growing up represented through waterlilies, figurative pieces which show the inner artist, and finally the pure abstract works, which are expressions of her personal philosophies. Many of her paintings are held permanently by galleries around the world, and she regularly takes part in art fairs and exhibitions.