John Lowrie Morrison (Jolomo)

Doctor of Arts, 2009

John Lowrie Morrison – or Jolomo as he’s otherwise known - is one of Scotland’s best loved and well respected artists.

His colour filled paintings of the West of Scotland have inspired countless others to pick up a paintbrush.

Johnonly became a full-time artist in the mid-nineties, and now produces around 100 paintings each year.

His work’s been on display in galleries around the world, and his fans include Madonna and Sting.

He donates a percentage of his work to charity and even painted one of Dundee’s Oor Wullie bucket trail statues in 2016, raising money for the Archie Foundation.

In 2005 John established the Jolomo Foundation, a charitable body aimed at promoting and encouraging the painting of the Scottish landscape.

He was given an OBE in 2011.


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