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About Morris
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image In the late sixties Morris attended Kingston upon Hull College of Art where he completed Foundation studies and vocational textile design. After around two and a half years he became disillusioned with the Art College system - sadly (for him) it seemed that the system was more concerned with students writing long essays about the “meaning” of their work rather than teaching, guiding and encouraging students to become practising artists. Leaving Art College he found work as a trainee potter at the world famous Wold Pottery near Beverley in Yorkshire. He spent around a further two and a half years working (and learning from) renowned potter - Aidan Dixon. This truly was a glorious time and a great experience for him.

In 1972 along with his wife Jane he decided to set out on his own and with a potter’s wheel borrowed from Wold Pottery, he moved to the Isle of Skye ( where there was an old family connection) and founded what was to become the equally famous Skyeramics Pottery at Dunvegan. Having spent many years on Skye, and having raised a family there new horizons were sought and indeed new ventures. Since leaving the Highlands Morris has worked as an actor, worked for the NHS and the hospitality industry.

Back in the 1990’s the family settled in the Scottish Borders and Morris returned to his first love of painting. He always describes himself as a “ painter and decorator” in that he paints pictures that hopefully will decorate people’s walls - Although having always been influenced by the Impressionist, Scottish Colourist and Fauvists, Morris now finds himself revisiting the work of Matisse, Albers, Kadinsky and the Pop Art movement of the sixties and seventies.

His two guiding mantras are - "Paint what you want - when you want" and "Simplicity is the greatest sophistication!" .

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