Morgan Elvington Walker studied art and art history at Clemson University. While studying watercolor in Orvieto, Italy she obtained the nickname Melvin G. which comes from her first initial and part of her maiden name. She currently lives in Florence, South Carolina with her husband, Michael, daughter, Liza and son, Ward.
“All of my work focuses on control. I have observed the stark contrast of my father’s awareness of his declining penmanship due to Parkinson’s with my young daughter’s oblivion to her lack of control. I try to emulate the intentionality of his tiny marks with the freeness of her large chaotic scribbles into my abstract work. There is a beautiful and natural balance in the two forming a unique paper background, which I then cut and form into collages allowing me to apply a fresh form of control into each piece.”