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Big Wind

by

James Morrison

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Big Wind by James Morrison
Oil on board
1992
87.5 x 153 cm

Reg. Number: G321

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'Big Wind' by James Morrison takes a sweeping skyline as its subject matter. The fairly large-scale size of the work acts to enhance this panoramic point of view, which is further underlined by a low horizon point. Throughout his career, James has been heavily influenced by the landscapes around his home, including the regions of Montrose and Assynt in West Sutherland. In this painting the artist brings to life the drama of a windy, almost thunderous scene and it is his particular treatment of the cloudy skies that is most evocative of this.

In relation to cloudy skyscapes, there is almost a trace of the eminent 19th century landscape artist John Constable. The work seems to draw upon a material engagement with the viewer, through the texture of the paint and the atmospheric colour palette. James invokes the emotional quality of his materials through direct and confident brushstrokes that draw the viewers eye around the hazy cloudy formations in the sky. Even though the scene is suggestive of turbulent weather to come, there is a certain serenity to be found through engaging with this work. Perhaps, the viewers experience of this work is akin to the calm before the storm.

A highly regarded Scottish painter, James Morrison was born in Glasgow in 1932 and studied at Glasgow School of Art from 1950-4. He was visiting artist at Hospitalfield House in Arbroath from 1963-4 and lived in Catterline before moving to Montrose in 1965. James joined the staff of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee the same year and was senior lecturer there from 1979-87 when he left the college to paint full time. He has painted widely abroad since his travelling scholarship took him to Greece. Further painting trips have been to France, Canada, the High Arctic and Botswana. However, for a long time his two major sources of inspiration have been the landscapes around his home in Montrose and Assynt in West Sutherland.

James is an Academician of the Royal Scottish Academy and a member of the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour.



With thanks to the Kinblethmont Gallery for artist information
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Since 1991 our charity has been assembling one of the largest and most prestigious Collections of original Scottish art in the country. These artworks are uniquely available for display in hospitals and other healthcare settings.


Art in Healthcare is truly committed to the important role that art plays in the healing environment but we need your help to properly maintain and build this unique Collection for the enjoyment and benefit of the hundreds of thousands of staff, patients and visitors who view it each year.


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Our Charity

Art in Healthcare is the leading arts provider for health organisations in Scotland. We lend high quality, original artwork to hospitals and other healthcare settings and provide fun-filled art workshops and talks for patients, care home residents and sheltered housing communities.
Find out more about our work at Art in Healthcare.
Adopt an artwork
Donate with JustGiving

Helpful Links

Macmillan Cancer Support

Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland

Age Scotland

Parkinsons UK - Edinburgh Branch


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1128


Supported by Edinburgh Art Fair