The John Morrison Art exhibition will be on display from Friday 11th May until Friday 8th June and includes works in a variety of mediums including Oil, Acrylic, Watercolour and Charcoal.
Art for John is “ a never ending exploration of the visual world. Painting this world I see, is simply communication of a moment of inspiration from myself to the viewer of the finished work. The inspiration to paint never changes – the only variable is a constant evolution of the artists’ skills and craftsmanship in improving the communication about that original inspiration”.
John has completed artist in residences in Kakadu, Mt. Moffatt, Carnarvon Ranges and Fraser Island as well as international residences in the Rocky Mountain Park in Colorado, The Yosemite National Park in California and the Mt. Haleakala National Park in Maui, Hawaii.
He is Currently the Principal Artist for the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame in Longreach and has recently completed a 16 Square metre mural for the Founders Gallery at Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame.
His 103 solo and joint exhibitions has resulted in works acquired by the USA Dept. of Interior, The Queensland Government, City Councils, Rural Shires and major corporations.
With his wife Janette, he has produced a series of illustrated books based on Australian Bushrangers.His latest book will be also launched at his exhibition. It is called “ The Last Bushrangers” and is about the exploits of the famous Kenniff Brothers and the inevitable outcome of their illegal activities. John has drawn from historic evidence and adds colour with an overlay of folklore and legend and local knowledge and gives the reader dramatic images of the landscapes in which the Kenniffs moved and lived in. The Book will be for sale at the Exhibition.
The official opening for this exhibition will be held on Friday 11th May from 6:30pm at the Quilpie Shire Gallery. Enjoy some complimentary wine and nibbles while viewing John’s wonderful works. This exhibition will be on display until Friday 8th June.