Special thanks to The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh for kindly loaning, “Canigou from Belesta 2”
"It gave me great satisfaction to find ones heroes in the history of Scottish painting, to have had a huge involvement in Paisley Art Institute. It gives me pleasure to invite another hero in painting, James Morrison to be Guest Painter at the 124th Annual Exhibition. James Morrison is one of Scotland’s most powerful and prolific painters of landscape.
“Black and White Bergs, Otto Fiord (1993)”, from his Arctic series, was painted at a time when no-one would speak of the melting ice. The poignancy and relevance of his paintings grows everyday as the ice caps recede. His commitment to “plein air” painting required him to be armed against polar bears. He rarely shows on the west coast and in his eightieth year, he honours Paisley Art Institute by exhibiting his work."
"James Morrison was born in Knightswood in 1932. He studied at Glasgow School of Art from 1950 – 54, lectured at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, leaving in 1987 to concentrate on his painting."
Michael Durning BA(Hons) MA PPAI, President