Majestic Animal Paintings by Josie Morway
Josie Morway is a painter and designer based in Massachusetts. She creates large scale lush oil paintings that explore the intersections and tensions between the wild and the domestic.
Her paintings depict wildlife subjects in which she incorporates geometric decorative patterns and exquisite hand-painted typography.
From the artist’s statement: ‘My paintings are often described as ‘fragmented narratives’. I draw inspiration from the bits of word and phrase that bombard us daily in the form of faded ad murals, snippets of overheard conversation, the near-illegible promises of old signage. Stories defined as much by the info they lack as by what they present. Using animals as the main characters in my narratives, I’m able to explore gestures, postures, and expressions that are both familiar, universal and still sometimes as ambiguous as those partial verbal messages.‘