Ira Morgan was born in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia and began painting in 1985. Her first solo exhibition was in 1991. Having travelled extensively throughout Australia most of her paintings are plein air (painted outside).
"In my travels I get excited about a subject and either do a pen sketch or paint straight away. When at home I make use of my photos combined with any sketches I may have. I get intense satisfaction from creating my art work and paint what I want, whether it be birds, flowers, landscapes and portraits or a combination of things. I feel too restricted to paint only one subject".
"To see beauty where it isn’t always obvious brings great joy...”