Pas­sion Will pre­vail


Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - FRONT PAGE - Aaron Cor­lett

WIL­LIAM Mor­ri­son turned 91 yes­ter­day, just days af­ter his first ex­hi­bi­tion of paint­ings opened.

Mr Mor­ri­son lives at the Peter Ar­ney Care Cen­tre in Sal­ter Point, where the ex­hi­bi­tion was open to res­i­dents, staff and fam­i­lies passing by from Thurs­day un­til yes­ter­day.

“It’s some­thing that has been in the back of my mind for a while,” he said.

“I wasn’t sure if ev­ery­one here would think it was a good idea but thank­fully they do.

“I have been paint­ing for 12 years and all that work forms the ex­hi­bi­tion.

“I painted with my teacher Lee Baille for about eight or nine years and we got on well to­gether.

“Paint­ing is quite an ab­sorb­ing ex­pe­ri­ence and I like to be creative and I’m quite fond of ab­stract paint­ings.”

The ex­hi­bi­tion in­cluded 40 pieces of art­work, some of which will be do­nated to Amana Liv­ing’s head of­fice.

Amana Liv­ing ser­vice man­ager Diane Win­ship said Mr Mor­ri­son was ex­tremely tal­ented and his paint­ings were amaz­ing.

“His pas­sion and on­go­ing com­mit­ment to art just goes to show that age isn’t a bar­rier to pur­su­ing the things you love,” she said.

Mr Mor­ri­son was born in Scot­land and lived there be­fore join­ing the Bri­tish Army as an 18-year-old and serv­ing with the Royal Ar­tillery.

When he left the army, he set­tled in London and worked as an ex­ec­u­tive for the Pear­sons Pub­lish­ing Group in the area of mar­ket­ing and advertising.

He was in­flu­enced by his sis­ter Alice, who was a sculp­tor and moved to Perth in 2007.

Pic­ture: Martin Ken­nealey­mu­ni­ d471980

Wil­liam Mor­ri­son has opened an ex­hi­bi­tion of his paint­ings.

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