John Lowrie Morrison Brings the Colour of the Isles to The Glasgow Gallery

John Lowrie Morrison, 'Eveninglight Isle of Benbecula', oils on canvas
John Lowrie Morrison, 'Eveninglight Isle of Benbecula', oils on canvas

An Exhibition by John Lowrie Morrison OBE

Tue - Fri 10:30 - 17:30, Sat 10:30 - 16:30

From: 7 Nov 2020

To: 29 Nov 2020

The Glasgow Gallery
182 Bath Street
G2 4HG

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The Glasgow Gallery is showing an exhibition of John Lowrie Morrison’s paintings of the isles off Scotland’s beautiful and dramatic west coast, where living on the edge of the Atlantic can be especially hard, particularly to those making a living from land and sea.

Those living in croft houses – a recurring motif of the painter since the 1960’s, documenting the dwellings and crofting life – have to use ingenuity to tame nature: for instance everything is tied-down with rope or wire to stop it blowing away, including the roofs – held down with rope attached to boulders. Alongside the colours of the landscape, the often-turbulent weather is a constant inspiration for Morrison, who is also known as Jolomo: ‘The Isles are the most beautiful places on the planet – with amazing colours even in foul weather and the sunrises and sunsets are truly wonderful with colour that when I paint them folks don’t believe it!’

Closed due to Covid restrictions: projected re-opening 12th Dec.

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