Sarah McRae Morton will be showing new works in a solo exhibition at the Somerville Manning Gallery from November 20 – December 19, 2020.
Sarah McRae Morton’s paintings are invented portraits of her ancestors and historical figures – people from her own life, from books and paintings, and from her travels and stories learned. The events and people illustrated are not bound by time or fact but are immersed with ghosts and artifacts from cross sections of history. Sarah’s work is wildly romantic, with an earthly palette and energetic movement.
Sarah McRae Morton grew up in rural Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where she still keeps a hayloft studio above the horse stalls in her family’s barn. Sarah attended the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the University of Pennsylvania. She has studied chemical compositions of paintings in Rome as well as studied with the esteemed figurative painter, Odd Nerdum in Norway. Sarah also received a Matisse Foundation fellowship.