Hi, I'm John Morris. I was born and raised in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England, and I began painting at the age of 17. Seeing Bob Ross' style of painting, I was instantly transformed into a world of color and desire to paint. I began by experimenting with the Japanese style of art, with birds on the rocks and various other kinds of oriental art, before finding my true love: The Mountains.
Painting Mountains always has been a source of peace for me. I loved seeing the snow-capped mountains in the real world and wanted to achieve that feeling when someone saw my mountains on canvas. However I could just never get the snow to break just right. That was until I finally learned the technique of using the palette knife. Once I leaned that less pressure is actually what makes the snow break, I knew I was onto something special.
In 2010 I left Huddersfield to take a role Scotland as a youth worker, Art didn't play much of a key role for me for the first eight months, but then one night something called me back to pick up the brushes again. The feel of the brushes against my hands, the connection I felt when holding the plastic, it was like the bristles were in sync with everything that I was doing. Every impulse, every surge of imagery that came to mind, began hitting the canvas and what I saw in my mind i then began to see in the real world.
In 2012 I had been studying at the Scottish Baptist College for around two years. During this time I had been battling with an undiagnosed condition called colitis. Spring came and I was taken into hospital, pumped with steroids to try to do a quick fix, and sent home, unable to study due to ill health. I had a lot of time on my hands, so what better thing to do than get out the paint brushes and begin painting. It was around this time that many people saw my work and saw huge potential in it.
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