Artist Statement:

Morgan Sheardown was born and raised in downtown Toronto. He graduated from OCAD University with a degree in Graphic Design. Upon graduation, Morgan worked for a well known graphic design studio for several years. In 2006 he launched Sheardown Design.

Besides his love for design, Morgan also has an extensive background in illustration and painting, which he incorporates into his work. Morgan has just completed his first feature length screenplay which will be filmed and made into a movie in 2018. Morgan truly enjoys being creative in all different mediums.

Morgan’s body of work, “Raining Cows”, expresses the inspiration he gets from rain, colour – and his love of cows. He uses rain as a filter to distort and create different levels of abstraction. The cows are graphic, however, his work is painted on deferent layers to the feeling of rain. One can actually see the 3-7 layers and splashes of rain, creating a 3D like floating effect. “Raining Cows” represents one’s imagination of something that is not real. However, one is taken to a happy place while looking at these floating creatures.

The colours, the clouds, the rain and the graphic application all come together to create a happy and calming effect. This is the same feeling that music gives to so many people, only “Raining Cows” does this visually. In these stressful and turbulent times, Morgan wants “Raining Cows” to make people happy and to make them smile.

Media Category:

Mixed Media