Elemore Morgan, Jr. is acknowledged as the leading contemporary Louisiana landscape painter. The artist resides in Vermilion Parish, in the heart of the rice-growing region of Southwest Louisiana. This coastal prairie landscape, with its terraced rice fields, towering thunderheads, punctuated by solitary oaks, rice mills and barns, is the source of many of Morgan’s paintings.
Working primarily with acrylics on masonite panels and mixed media on paper, Elemore Morgan, Jr. has become known for his luminous, gestural paintings which reflect the dramatic skies and vast spaces of the prairies and marshes of south Louisiana. Often employing shaped panels which the artist feels are integral to the design and composition of the painting, Morgan’s works in his use of pictorial space, reflect the great vistas of his chosen landscape