Jolomo’s Colours Come to Archway Gallery Lochgilphead

John Lowrie Morrison OBE, 'An Evening Berth, Cairnbaan, Crinan Canal'
John Lowrie Morrison OBE, 'An Evening Berth, Cairnbaan, Crinan Canal'

Title:
John Lowrie Morrison OBE: Blossoms & Boats, Crinan Canal

From: 20 Aug 2022

To: 10 Sep 2022

Venue:
The Archway Gallery
7 Union St
Lochgilphead
Highlands
PA31 8JS

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John Lowrie Morrison OBE: Blossoms & Boats, Crinan Canal at the Archway Gallery in Lochgilphead is the latest collection from the prolific artist known to his legions of fans as ‘Jolomo’. He taught art for over years at Lochgilphead High School and was appointed along the way as art adviser for Strathclyde region before becaming a full-time artist in 1996. He has received an honorary degree from Abertay University and was awarded an OBE in 2011 for services to art and charity in Scotland. A lay preacher, he famously donates a tenth of his income to needy causes. Often imitated, his style splits opinion among art-lovers, some considering it gaudy, others expressionistic. What cannot be disputed is his commercial success. Morrison produces about 100 paintings per month, completing three or four per day, six days a week. His romanticised depictions of the Scottish highlands and islands sell very quickly, many to celebrity collectors.

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