Jolomo (Born 1948)

Oil on Panel
Size (inches): 24 (h) x 24 (w) inches
Size (cm): 61 (h) x 61 (w) cm

John Lowrie Morrison started to paint full time in 1997. Since then he has become one of the most widely shown and collected of today's Scottish artists. John's paintings are now in many private and corporate art collections throughout the world. And the JoLoMo name has become very collectable by the art world. Lowrie Morrison is a prolific artist. He paints quickly and instinctively with a bold technique. Jolomo works between 60 and 80 hours every week and completes around four art works a day and over 1,000 each year. His paintings are typically uplifting pieces containing bright colours and strong brush work. Rarely without a brush in his hand John thrives on what he calls his "cottage industry". "I'm an expressive painter and that lends itself to working fast. Constable, Turner and Picasso were all like that." He donates a percentage of his income to the church and charities. One such charity is the annual JoLoMo awards which Lowrie Morrison has founded since 2006 with prizes totalling 30,000 which are disbursed to young landscape artists living and working in Scotland. He was awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours List of 2011.