Jolomo in line for UK award

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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.

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