Born in upstate New York, Morgan was an avid artist from a young age. At 10 years old, she was introduced to her cousin, professional comic book artist, Joe Wight. 
	“I can look back at my early drawings and tell exactly which were made after I met Joe. It went from creating “doodles” to ‘this could be a viable lifelong profession’.”

	Morgan moved to Spokane in 2000, and attended Glover Middle School and North Central High School, which inspired her passion for the area. Following an injury and a medical discharge from the Army, she focused on acquiring an A.A.S in Criminal Justice Technology from Southeastern Community College, and continuing on to Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Fayetteville State University in North Carolina. A Basic Drawing course planted the seed we see today.
	“Out of all the places I’ve traveled to so far, I just keep coming back… Spokane is my home.” 

	The move back to the area came with a price… While all seemed well, until a condition began making the average 9-to-5 seemingly impossible: Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures (PNES) Repressed fight or flight responses which mimic grand mal seizures, but causes no electrical damage. Changes had to be made.
	“Art allowed me to spend time with myself and use those emotions to create something beautiful. Following the diagnosis, my fiancé, Anthony, said to take one year off… Just one year, and focus on my art, and here we are.”
	Along her new path, she’s begun collaborating with other local artists, including providing cover art for local author, Bob Manion, on his new book, ‘Vampire Genesis’. The two have a variety of illustration projects planned for the year, working in part with the Spokane Authors & Self-Publishers (S.A.S.P) group.

	After showing at the Blue Door Theatre and the Flour Mill’s Art Event, Denny Carman decided to hand the reigns of the Flour Mill venue over to Morgan, by allowing her to coordinate future showings with other local artists, and showcase what this area has inspired.
	“The Flour Mill Crew has already become a little family. We interact daily, and it’s about growth, development, encouragement… By collectively coming together, we can pool our resources to become something bigger and bring art back to the people by giving them that face-to-face experience. These artists put it all out there. This all wouldn’t be possible without them working as a cohesive unit and sharing their methods, inspiration, tricks, tools, etc. We can all learn from each other.”

	Taking on the role of Parliamentarian for Spokane’s River Ridge Fine Arts Association, this acrylic, pencil, ink, digital, multimedia artist has many ideas on how to meld the arts back into the community through a variety of social programs and local events.
	“I want to take what I know from my Criminal Justice programs and incorporate art in areas we need it most. Bring it back to the people. Encourage other artists, kids, inspire creative outlets to encourage people to be themselves, and they just surprise you.”

Morgan Walters