Morgan Weistling is well known for figurative paintings. With a realistic style, his subjects have a romantic quality of another era. He grew up in Southern California. He learned to draw from his father, while sitting on his lap as young as nineteen months old. His father was an artist himself and his mother also encouraged his creative path. He went on to study art at a small Los Angeles art school run by Fred Fixler . There Morgan Weistling learned to paint by studying how light falls on a subject.
He worked as an illustrator of movie posters, but Weistling realized he wanted to make a living as a fine artist. It was the right decision. He has been very successful with his work using a painterly style similar to Joaquin Sorolla and John Singer Sargent. Morgan’s studio is in his home. Once he has his subjects arranged as he wants them, he paints completely by free hand without using a drawing as a guide.
Morgan Weistling work is widely collected and he has been honored with numerous awards, including the Patron’s Choice Award from the Autry National Heritage Museum show several times.