Local artists to display their work at Mattapoisett Library

Jun 26, 2022

 MATTAPOISETT — Two Mattapoisett residents are exhibiting their work in an exhibit titled Dick and Dianne Morgado: Drawings, Paintings, Photography from July 15 to Aug. 17 at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library, 7 Barstow St.

 Dick Morgado, who was raised in Mattapoisett and whose family has lived here for the past 120 years, is an artist, writer, and retired educator. After graduating with multiple degrees he worked designing packaging and trademarks. He has illustrated children’s books and educational materials and taught art at the high school and college level.  

He has been an opinion columnist, arts advocate and arts boards member. s well served on arts boards. After retiring, he began creating art closer to home, painting streetscapes of the town and oil portraits of locals, family, and friends. 

His work has been exhibited at the Mattapoisett Museum, in a group show, and he has been a judge in juried art exhibits. He has also taken up photography, exploring the unique features, architecture, and ever-changing character of the town.

 After college, Dianne Morgado worked for many years as a graphic designer. Upon retirement, she began photographing the many birds in her backyard and those she saw during her walks. What started out as “just pictures” became artistic and unique photographs after she applied her Photoshop Darkroom skills.

To see more of her work, visit dianne-morgado.pixels.com.