James Morrison is a Scottish Gallery Artist. He was born in Glasgow in 1932 and studied at Glasgow School of Art from 1950-4. He was visiting artist at Hospitalfield House in Arbroath1963-4 and lived in Catterline before moving to Montrose in 1965. James Morrison joined the staff of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art Dundee the same year and was senior lecturer there from 1979-87 when he left the college to paint full time. His first solo exhibition with the Scottish Gallery was in 1959.
He has painted widely abroad since his travelling scholarship took him to Greece. Further painting trips have been to France, Canada, the High Arctic and Botswana, but for a long time his two major sources of inspiration have been the landscapes around his home in Montrose and Assynt in West Sutherland. Morrison is an Academician of the Royal Scottish Academy and a member of the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour
James Morrison’s work is to be found in numerous institutional, corporate and private collections throughout the world, including the Royal Collection.