John Lowrie Morrison ‘Jolomo’

Born in 1948 in Maryhill, Glasgow, John is now one of Scotland’s most loved artists. Having studied art at Glasgow School of Art from 1967-1971, he went on to undertake postgraduate studies at GSA in 1971-1972 and then a Dip Ed in 1972-1973. Since his first solo show in 1976 JoLoMo has been a sell out artist. He pursued a successful career in art educaction from his base in Argyll, West Scotland, rising to Principal Teacher of Art at Lochgilphead High School and Art Adviser to Strathclyde Region.

Concurrently John became best known for his painting of the West of Scotland, filled with colour and passion. Giving up his teaching career to paint full time in 1997, John has successfully exhibited his work in solo and mixed exhibitions at a number of galleries in Scotland and beyond. His awesome career has been captured in film, in the DVD “I Know Where I am Going” by Michelmcglone and the BBC TV Film, “A Man With the Golden Brush” and in the books “The Colour of Life” and “JoLoMo : A Retrospective” John donates a percentage of his sales to charity and makes significant donations of art work to charity each year.

In 2006 the first Jolomo Lloyds TSB Scotland Awards were launched aimed at promoting and encouraging the painting of the Scottish Landscape. With prizes totalling £30,000.00, this represents the largest privately funded arts award in the UK. The first Awards were made in June 2007 ( and the 2009 Awards will be launched next year.

Examples of work by John Lowrie Morrison ‘Jolomo’

Gentle evening at Traigh Bhan Iona 24x24 Light rain St Monans 24x24 Spring blossoms Calgary bay Mull 16x16 Light summer breezes Iona 12x12 Beached boats Iona 10x10 05. Beach of the Seat, Iona – 30 x 30 ins – SOLD 04. Gentle evening breezes, Iona – 16 x 16 ins – SOLD 03. Autumn rain at Duart, Mull – 16 x 16 ins – £2000 02. Evening gloaming, Isle of Mull – 9 x 9 ins – £1400 01. Evening gloaming, Isle of Gigha – 9 x 9 ins – £1400
Gentle Evening at Traigh Bhan Iona Light Rain St Monans Spring Blossoms Calgary Bay Mull Light Summer Breezes Iona Beached Boats Iona Beach of the Seat, Iona Gentle evening breezes, Iona Autumn rain at Duart, Mull Evening gloaming, Isle of Mull Evening gloaming, Isle of Gigha

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