Meet the Artist


Hey ya'll! I am the owner-artist of Tay Morgan Designs/Tay Morgan Art. I studied Art at the University of Mississippi and earned a BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) Degree in 1987. My maternal grandmother, Mimi, was a major influence in my artistic and creative upbringing. She always had some kind of project going on at her house; painting furniture, painting Christmas ornaments, needlepoint, cooking, and painting original art. It was a fun place to visit and play growing up. 


In addition to selling many original works, I own Tay Morgan Designs selling my art on paper goods, calendars, in retail stores in the South and on my website. My annual inspirational wall calendar has been a best seller for over 19 years throughout the country. The monthly artwork is sized to 8x10 so that it can easily be framed after the calendar year is over. There is also a special bible verse on top of each calendar page. I sell both WHOLESALE and RETAIL for my paper goods. 


I have a loose style of painting and I love lots of color! I paint in mostly acrylic and acrylic mix, but do dabble in some oil paints every now and then.To be honest, I like the versatility of acrylic painting and am the most comfortable with that medium. I feel like my "style" is ever evolving and I enjoy learning techniques from other artists. I paint in my home studio in Ridgeland, Mississippi.



I have volunteered in the past with HeARTworks, a division of Stewpot Community Ministries. This community outreach facilitates ART CLASSES to the homeless and less fortunate in our area, and allows them to sell their artwork for profit each year through a community sale.  You would be amazed at some of the art these precious people create!

I am also a Breast Cancer survivor and have been selected to be on the Advisory and Action Committee of Baptist Health Systems, Fund for the Girls. This fund raises money for the less fortunate in our area to help pay for their mammograms. 


My very favorite verse is “Each one should use whatever gifts he has received to serve others”

{1 Peter 4:10}. I hope that by sharing my artwork with these worthy causes, customers and friends, I am able to do my part to brighten someone’s day, share my gifts and #payitforward.



Get to know me: Coffee makes me happy.  Green is my favorite color.  I have 2 awesome sisters (I am the "middle child"). I love to travel.  I started dating my husband, Bill, in high school and we have now been married for 30 years! I really hate to exercise, like really. I still keep up with my elementary, high school and college friends. I like to paint in my pajamas.  I survived the "teenage years" with my daughter (PTL). I get sweaty palms driving on bridges.  I AM a Breast Cancer survivor. I feel fortunate that my parents live 5 minutes away from me. I struggle with my weight. My kids make me happy and proud. The Wizard of Oz terrified me as a child and I never let my kids watch it growing up #flyingmonkeys. Breakfast is my favorite meal. Empty Nest is not so bad. My favorite bible verse is 1 Peter 4:10.


Gallery Exhibitions and Miscellaneous Volunteer Work

*Mississippi Bar Convention- featured Mississippi Artist

*2009 Mississippi’s Top 50 business women

*Gateway to the Delta Festival- Featured artist for commemorative poster- Fall 2015

*Renaissance Gallery featured Artist- Country Club of Jackson- Spring 2014

*Jackson Prep Alumni Art Show


Organizations and Volunteer work

*Gallery Guild of MS- Secretary

* Mississippi Artist Guild member

* "Artist in the Garden"-Jackson Garden Club 2016 Spring Tour- Live Painting event

*Member Oxford Artists Guild

Board member of Tri Delta Housing Corporation- Ole Miss

Campaign Board Member- Chi Building Campaign- Ole Miss Tri Delta

Board Member- Bridgewater at Old Agency HOA
Board Member- Architectural Review Board- Ridgeland MS

Current President- Central Mississippi/Metro Jackson Tri Delta Alumni Chapter




Some of my favorite teachers I have studied with

Jill Steenhuis Ruffato (Aix, France)

Cindy Aune (Oxford, MS)

Roxanne Broadbent (Maui, Hawaii)

Melanie Morris (Birmingham, AL)  

Hillary Butler (Memphis, TN)

Shelley Bolton Art (Memphis, TN)



Tay Cossar Morgan started Tay Morgan Designs in the fall of 2001.



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