John Lowrie Morrison OBE was born in 1948 in Maryhill, Glasgow. John Lowrie Morrison or JoLoMo, 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. For more than 25 years John Lowrie Morrison pursued a successful career in art education from his base in Argyll, West Scotland, rising to Principal Teacher of Art at Lochgilphead High School and Art Adviser to Strathclyde Region. Since his first solo show in 1976 John Lowrie Morrison has become a highly successful artist. John has become 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 shows at numberous galleries in Scotland, England, Hong Kong and the USA. His spectacular career has been captured in film, in the DVD "I know Where I am Going" by mitchellmcglone and the BBC TV Film, "A Man with the Golden Brush" and in the books "The Colour of Life" and "JoLoMo - Retrospective".
John Lowrie Morrison donates a percentage of his sales to charity and makes significant donations of art work to charity each year. John and his wife Maureen are Patrons of The Princess Royal Trust for Carers.
In the 2011 New Year's Honours List John Lowrie Morrison received an OBE for services to art and to charity in Scotland.