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Artist - John Lowrie Morrison (Jolomo)

JOHN LOWRIE MORRISON WAS BORN IN GLASGOW IN 1948 AND STUDIED ART FROM 1967 TO 1971.

IN 1962 HE INVENTED THE SOBRIQUET “JOLOMO” ON HIS LATIN HANDBOOK DURING A LESSON.

HE SOLD HIS FIRST PAINTING IN 1965 FOR £10.00.

IN 1970 HE VISITED SWITZERLAND WHERE HIGH COLOUR ENTERED HIS PALETTE. HE ALSO VISITED PARIS IN THE SAME YEAR TO VIEW THE WORK OF MARC CHAGALL AND CHAIM SOUTINE. HE WAS PARTICULARLY INTERESTED IN THE WAY THESE 2 ARTISTS USED THE COLOUR “BLUE”.

IN 1976 HE HAD HIS FIRST SOLO EXHIBITION. THE ISLANDS OF SCOTLAND AND THEIR SURROUNDINGS INSPIRE HIS WORK.

HE SEVERED ALL LINKS WITH EDUCATION 1997 TO BECOME PROFESSIONAL. HIS WORKS ARE SEEN IN THE PRIVATE COLLECTIONS OF MADONNA, STING AND CLINT EASTWOOD TO NAME BUT A FEW.

IN RECENT YEARS HE HAS BECOME A WELL KNOW INTERNATIONAL ARTIST AND HE IS HIGHLY RESPECTED AND ADMIRED.