Jolomo, ARGYLL – THE ISLES – VENICE, Corrymella Scott Gallery at Gallery 8, 8 Duke Street St. James’s, London SW1

Jolomo, ARGYLL – THE ISLES – VENICE, Corrymella Scott Gallery at Gallery 8, 8 Duke Street St. James’s, London SW1, 5th-17th May

 Sunset on the Lagoon Venice.  oil on canvas.  36 x 36 ins.  £8500

Sunset on the Lagoon Venice. oil on canvas. 36 x 36 ins. £8500

It is hard to believe that this is the 13th annual exhibition held by the Corrymella Scott Gallery to showcase the work of the internationally celebrated landscape artist John Lowrie Morrison OBE (Jolomo). Each exhibition is always a joyful explosion of colour and his views of Scotland have a very appreciative and keen body of collectors.

 A Gigha croftscape storm passing.  oil on canvas  24 x 24 ins. £4000

A Gigha croftscape storm passing. oil on canvas 24 x 24 ins. £4000

This year be prepared for a surprise as Venice is on the menu. Why? Well In 2012 he went there in celebration of his Ruby Wedding Anniversary without any intention of painting the city. However Venice worked its magic, for some weeks after returning to Argyll he started to paint views of La Serenissima and the wonderful effect of its light. As you can see it is a marriage made in heaven.

 Night falls on the Lagoon Venice.  oil on canvas.  24 x 24 ins.  £4500

Night falls on the Lagoon Venice. oil on canvas. 24 x 24 ins. £4500

 Soft evening gloaming over Tobermory Isle of Mull.  oil on canvas  30 x 30 ins.  £6000

Soft evening gloaming over Tobermory Isle of Mull. oil on canvas 30 x 30 ins. £6000

The artist is responsible for The Jolomo Foundation, a charity with the principal aim of promoting and encouraging the painting of the Scottish landscape through the Jolomo Bank of Scotland Awards. The Awards are Scotland’s largest arts prize with a total prize “pot” of £35,000. More information can be found at http://www.jolomofoundation.org

John and his wife Maureen are Vice Presidents of Carers Trust and the artist will donate a percentage of the proceeds of the exhibition to the charity.

 Path to Machrihanish Kintyre.  oil on canvas.  24 x 24 ins. £4500

Path to Machrihanish Kintyre. oil on canvas. 24 x 24 ins. £4500

Venue: Gallery 8, 8 Duke Street St. James’s, London SW1Y 6BN
(Tube: Green Park: Charing Cross Rail: Charing Cross)
Dates: 5 – 17 May 2014
Hours: Mon – Sat 10am – 6pm (Sat 17 closes at 2pm) Sun 11am – 4pm

 

Night falls on St. Mark’s Square Venice.  oil on canvas.  30 x 30 ins.  £6000

Night falls on St. Mark’s Square Venice. oil on canvas. 30 x 30 ins. £6000

http://www.corrymellascottgallery.co.uk

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