Morgan Lewis is an illustrator, painter, and all-around nature nerd living in Monterey, CA. Their work combines a love of wildlife, natural history, and environmental science with creative expression. Growing up in the SF Bay Area, Morgan participated in many outdoor education programs involving both art and science, as well as being a part of the Student Oceanography Club and Teen Conservation Leaders at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. After studying wildlife biology with a focus on marine mammals at The Evergreen State College in Washington State, Morgan returned to California and to Monterey, a place they always felt a deep connection with.
Morgan is fascinated by the intersection of art and science and hopes their art will bridge the gap between the two and help foster a love of nature in others. Morgan enjoys partnering with local science and education organizations to make both art and science more accessible to our community. They are a firm believer that art is an important tool in communicating science to the general public, something that the scientific community has always struggled with.
Morgan is especially inspired by local coastal environments, a passion for birding, and a fondness for nature’s little weirdos. They use a variety of mediums including paint, ink, and digital as well as wood and clay. Morgan has a particular interest in using limited color palettes and materials to create unique works of art. Their ultimate goal is for their art practice to only use found, recycled, and environmentally friendly materials and paints to create art that is in a more cyclical relationship with the environment.
By helping people to connect with nature and science through art, we can cultivate better appreciation for our local and global environment, in turn helping our community become better stewards to the planet. Visit www.rippleinthewild.com to see more of Morgan's work.