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Saturday, November 8, 2014
John Morris, Artist
Artwork by John Morris
John Morris was born and raised in Huddersfield, West
Yorkshire, England, and began painting at the age of 17. Currently residing in
Ayr, Scotland, he is the founder and proprietor of Art from the Heart; he is an Artist, Public Speaker,
Musician, and Preacher. The income John receives for his artwork helps support
his various charities and St. Nicholas Youth work.
creates stunning sketches and beautiful photo paintings of anything you can
dream of – babies, children, pets/horses, personal portraits, and much more. He
will sketch, paint, frame, and send you your personal creation anywhere around
studied business and public communication at Kirklees College 2007-2008. In
2013, John became the first international client of The Umbrella Syndicate, sold
610 pieces of art, toured the USA promoting books, paintings, music, and guest
preaching, and completed a photo tour of Ireland. He is the illustrator of ten
books in the USA and a former member of the Bodybuilding Association. In 2014,
John began offering art classes online.
studio is one of comfort, I have my green leather couch where I sit, my laptop
and screen where I usually watch wrestling or something from my childhood, and I
sit with the canvas on my legs and paint...
do you use?
used to use oil, but for speed purposes, cleaning and general environmental
reasons, I now use acrylic.
Do you have a favorite
painting of your own creation?
favorite animal painting would have to be the one I did of the wolf.
Who is your favorite
have four favorite artists - Bob Ross, Thomas Kincade, Chuck Pinson, and Eugene
Lushpin.The reason is because for me,
and this style, they are the artists that I use as a benchmark for artistic
the Business, be consistent and if you really want to live your dreams be
willing to put every little bit of effort in that you have and maybe then you
will be one of the few who stick it out in this business.
fascination with the French Revolution?
came from the new Assassins Creed, and I guess it was a period in time which I
had never studied nor painted, so I began to visualize how things would have
been in that time period and though these visualizations a painting developed.
Are you a
am indeed, I find it hard to take time to stop painting or working, so when I
get chance I sit and play a game.
Does being a
gamer influence your creativity?
I have a mind that for whatever reason can see an image, word or song and then
something more special comes out of it, which then becomes a sketched idea and
finally a painting that has the potential to go all over the world.
Where is your
favorite place in the world?
that I have travelled to would be Colorado... I have a very special place for the
mountains in my heart. I would like to go Alaska, Norway or Canada... funny
enough Canada opened up to me and my first painting is heading to Bamford… very
What is your
favorite thing to do besides create artwork?
a doubt spending time with my Fiancée.
your counseling service?
was set up to provide a service in a more professional content, for the people I
already listen to.
You create a
lot of captivating artwork. What are you currently painting?
now I’ve just finished a 20 x 20 family painting, and a 16 x 20 of Teenage Mutant
What is your
experience with horses?
have a few experiences from having my face licked by a horse a few years ago
during a walk, a horse sneezing on me, but I think my favorite one is feeding
horses polos lol... it’s the strangest feeling having something so close that
could chew your hand in two easily.