Price grew up in Ohio but moved to Florida to study at the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota. She then traveled to New Mexico to study with Robert Carl Cogar who “pointed me in the right direction, clarified the necessary information which enabled me to develop into the artist I am today,” she recalls. After working and maintaining art studios in Missouri, Oklahoma, and Ohio, Price settled permanently in Altamonte Springs, Florida where she now teaches workshop, produced instructional books and DVDs, and ventures off around the world to paint and teach.
One of the reasons Price is such a popular instructor is that she has the rare ability to explain everything she is doing while offering a demonstration. She carefully describes her materials, her Impressionist painting techniques, and the ways in which she captures the light, color, and beauty of the natural world. Students can watch her demonstration paintings develop from quick compositional sketches through the block-in of shapes and the refinement of details, all while the artist is explaining her procedures and answering questions.
M.Stephen Doherty editor of Plein Air Magazine writes:
One of the most experienced plein air painters…is Morgan Samuel Price, a Florida artist who maintains a hectic schedule of workshops, plein air events, and exhibitions.
Photo by Douglas Nesbitt