Michael Morgan RI (1928 – 2014) breathed new life and vigour into the watercolour medium. He was awarded the medal for the most outstanding work by a non-member at the annual RI exhibition in London in 1998 and in 2001 was elected to this small, prestigious body of artists. Michael Morgan had the rare privilege of creating two distinguished careers for himself. Firstly in a...cademia, initially in teaching, becoming Headmaster of Dartington Primary School in Devon and progressing to his role as principal and CEO of the Froebel Institute, (now the University of Roehampton). He retired from this role in 1985, but remained on boards of academic institutions in London and the USA. He moved back to Devon and turned his attention to painting, which had always been a hobby. He became a founding academician of the South West Academy of Fine and Applied Arts in Exeter and chaired its board of trustees. He was President of the Honiton Arts Society and the new arts block at the senior school in Axminster, his local town, was named in his honour after him.