An Ellenabeich Gloaming By John Lowrie MorrisonSKU
Artist: John Lowrie Morrison
John Lowrie Morrison has painted the west coast of Scotland since the early 1960’s. He paints the light of the west - the light that bathes the Inner & Outer Hebrides.
He uses strong colour to express that light and sees his paintings – not in the traditional chiaroscuro of light and dark - but in darkness versus colour,which is what his painting is about: an allegorical description of the human spirit.
Morrison records the human imprint on Argyll and the Isles and informs his paintings by a study of the geography, history, geology and most of all folklore of a particular area. Simple human imprints have always been important to him: the pole next to the croft, carrying power or phone lines; the gate from croft to shore or runrigs, the ladder constantly leaning against the croft wall signifing the constant struggle against water & wind. And of course the peat stack becoming rarer and rarer as island families rely less on peat.
Morrison also uses religious imagery based on biblical sources – something he has done since the late sixties at Glasgow School of Art.
Product Type: Framed Limited Edition Art. Includes certificate of authenticity.
Edition Size: 195
Size: 33” x 33”