BBC I-Player has been running a programme on John Lowrie Morrison, better known as Jolomo. This is a programme well worth watching about a famous and very prolific artist with Hebridean roots. The programme has only three nights left to run but it is certainly well worth making time to view.
Jolomo’s work is very vibrant and full of energy. His use of strong bold colours seems at odds with the Hebridean landscape and yet he manages to capture the essence of these remote places very well. It is almost as if these wee crofts come alive under his application of thick oils. Jolomo’s paintings have a similarity of colour and texture to Van Gogh, but without a personal anquish often found in Van Gogh’s work.
Take a look at http://www.jolomo.com to find out more about Jolmo’s work. The book above can be purchased through Amazon.co.uk