Jolomo in line for UK award
AN ARGYLL artist is to receive a lifetime achievement award at a ceremony in London which celebrates the success of Scots on a UK-wide platform.
Previous winners include Andy Murray, violinist Nicola Benedetti and businessman Sir Ian Wood.
Artist John Lowrie Morrison, known as Jolomo, has been announced as the winner of the Great London Scot Award for Lifetime Achievement, which will be presented at the Savoy Hotel later this month.
The Great London Scot Awards were established in 2013 to celebrate the success of Scots who have a close connection to London. This year the Award for Outstanding Achievement has been won by Lucinda Russell, the first Scottish female trainer to win the Grand National with ‘One for Arthur’ in April this year.
Sir David Reid, the former chairman of Tesco, who nominated John for the Lifetime Achievement Award, said: ‘For me, John Lowrie Morrison’s unique style brings vividly to life many of the aspects we all love and admire about the west of Scotland. When you first see his paintings, you ask yourself if they are real. When you go and visit the places, you discover they are, and see how he has brought them to life.
‘This award is deserved recognition of his remarkable skills and success as a painter and the generosity of the funds he has raised for charitable causes over the years through his paintings.’
Tayvallich-based Dr John Lowrie Morrison OBE said: ‘It is a great honour for me to receive the Great London Scot Award for Lifetime Achievement, particularly considering the list of illustrious former recipients of the awards.’
Artist John Lowrie Morrison.