Magdalena Morey and her husband Tom had a vision for their family: a home of their own, in their favorite region in northern Spain, Asturias. Last year, they could finally make it happen! High time we touched base with this hard-working artist and inspiring woman.
Q&A with Magdalena Morey (Spain)
As an artist, what is your biggest dream?
“I love trying to find a connection to other people through my art. I want my art to move people on many different levels and my dream is to be able to show it to a larger audience around the world.”
What do you consider to be your biggest challenge?
“I am my own biggest challenge. I don’t always have the confidence to push my art to the limits to which I would like to take it.”
What’s your greatest talent?
“That is difficult to answer. I have a very creative mind and try to look at life through different lenses and then project how I feel. Does that count?”
I am absolutely not good at …
“Public speeches where I have to stand in front of a crowd and talk about my art.”
I consider myself rich when…
“When I’m living my dream and have a good balance between spending time with my family and being happy with the way my paintings are developing and being received. It is then, that I consider myself rich.”
The artist I admire most is…
“Magdalena Abakanowicz. She was a Polish, post-war, large scale fibre artist and did many installations. I fell in love with her work when I was 15 and studying textiles at art college. What I really admire in her work is the humanoid forms, headless, nameless crowds representing her perception of our place in humanity.”
What do you wish for yourself in 2020?
“After 15 years of moving and living in different countries around Europe, all I really want for a while is some peace and quiet, spend some time out in the garden as well as in the studio and to find enough strength to bring my new work in front of an appreciative audience.”
More on Magdalena Morey
If you’d like to read more about Magdalena Morey, you can go to the account of our initial studio visit in November 2017 in our Meeting the Artists Blog
Alternatively, you can browse her Profile page on this site, where you’ll find more information on Magdalena, along with the works we currently have listed for her.