John Lowrie Morrison OBE Solo Exhibition 'Aspects of Argyll and the Hebrides' 26 November 2016 - 22 January 2017
A new collection of 60 paintings
John Lowrie Morrison OBE (Jolomo) was born in Glasgow in 1948 and studied at Glasgow School of Art. Since his first solo show in 1976, Jolomo has become a highly successful artist best known for his painting of the West of Scotland, filled with colour and passion. His spectacular career has been captured in film and frequently features in the media. John donates a percentage of his sales, and art works to charity each year. In 2012, he and his wife Maureen were invited by HRH The Princess Royal to become Vice Presidents of Carers Trust. In 2008 John was presented with an Honorary Doctorate from the University of the West of Scotland and in 2009 received an Honorary Doctorate of Arts from Abertay Dundee University, for “A significant contribution to Scottish culture”. In the 2011 New Year’s Honours List John received an OBE for services to art and to charity in Scotland. In 2005 John established The Jolomo Foundation, a charitable body aimed at promoting and encouraging the painting of the Scottish landscape. Through The Foundation the Jolomo Awards were launched, and with a current ‘prize pot’ of £35,000 makes them the largest privately funded Arts Award in the UK. During the summer of 2013 a major retrospective of John’s work was held at Clydebank Town Hall, Museum & Gallery.