Welcome to Eat Travel Sketch: Thailand illustrated by Morgan Jt
A writer who paints … a painter who writes
A Bangkok-born gal currently working as a Managing Editor of a local leisure and expat magazine, Morgan considers herself a writer and an artist and a creative being in general. She likes to make things, fidget with stuff and crazy about writing and painting. Currently based in Bangkok, Thailand, she spends most weekdays toiling away at work while investing her spare time in photography and painting.
Mainly working with watercolor as her favourite medium (at the moment), she churns out urban sketches, ink drawings, watercolor paintings (of food, landscape sceneries and city views) on a weekly basis.
Visit her online at www.morganjt.com
Frequently Asked Questions
- Why Morgan Jt?
Because the full name comprises 23 letters … it’s just easier this way.
- How long have you been painting or drawing?
Since I was very young, I’ve always loved to paint. I loved it so much that I started doodling in all my school’s textbooks and notebooks until that fateful day when the teacher caught me (that was in 5th grade). I was punished. Then several teachers posed the ‘how are you going to make a living painting’ question and gave me the ‘grow up’ speech so I quit drawing and painting altogether. Until about 5-6 years ago, I decided to revisit the urge to draw and paint and has been hopelessly hooked ever since. It’s just something I have to do.
- What paint supply do you use?
I started off with a mess of different things but today I mainly use Shinhan artist’s grade watercolor or Sennelier artist grade watercolor. The brushes that I use come from many sources but the main ones that I use are Escoda and Rubens. (These are not affiliate links … thought they probably should be, but they’re not.)
- What kind of paper do you use?
The paper that I use is a combination of Seikai, Bockingford, Waterford, Moulin du Roy and Arches paper. My preference is the rough grain and between 150 – 300 grams because I love playing with the texture and I go crazy on water or paint sometimes, but that’s just me.
- Where can I find your work?
I post my paintings on my blog and you can also find them on Instagram, Facebook or to get a weekly recap, just subscribe to the weekly newsletter and you’ll get the update straight to your inbox.
- The best way to keep in touch with me
I’m quite horribly at replying to emails since I get so many every day. It might be better if you reach me via my Facebook page or reply to the newsletter. I promise I will read and try to reply to all emails and messages but please be patient if it takes a while for me to get back to you.