Morag Myerscough proves that more is more. Her artwork, which includes paintings, murals, and installations (large scaffold structures adorned with neon geometric patterns and shapes), hardly shies away from color. In fact, it fully embraces it – with vibrant color palettes and uplifting messages splattered in big type, all of which are impossible to ignore.
“I’m not a graphic designer, illustrator, architect or a sculptor, but maybe I’m all of those things,” she told Elephant. “It’s about mindset and trying to create something for people to feel they are part of. My mantra is the Chinese proverb ‘Make happy those that are near and those that are far will come.’”
Mostly working based on commissions, she says she prefers having big projects – the bigger and bolder, the better. “But, I wouldn’t want to do it all the time: it’s manual work,” she adds. “I don’t like repeating things. I do repeat symbols and motifs in my work but I don’t like the idea of repeating projects. I am obsessed with the paint being really flat and the color to be really deep and the edges being really perfect. People ask why I don’t use vinyl, it’s just that I like doing mechanical things by hand.”
Follow her Instagram page for a healthy dose of color and be sure to check out her work below.