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Alan Morrison is a figurative artist working in portraiture, Illustration, landscape, abstract and mural projects. He focuses on detail mixed with rawer elements to take the feel away from photo realism, creating a more original work. Reading, delving a little deeper to see what story lies beneath. He has recently taken up oils after a 30 year break and is mixing technique with Acrylic.
Alan Morrison has worked extensively across a multitude of artistic disciplines including Illustration, Scenic painting, Mural and Fine Art.
A graduate from Glasgow School of Art, Alan has taught at various Colleges in London for 25 years including Chelsea School of Art and has mentored students in Brisbane since relocating to Australia in 2007.He has held numerous one man shows in London (11)and continues to exhibit in Brisbane (4). He has been a finalist in many awards recently including; Doug Moran Portrait Award, Mandorla Art Award, Bluethumb Art and Lethbridge Landscape Award.
During the 1980’s, Alan worked on a number of projects including works for the Scottish Opera in Glasgow and in London for the Ian Fleming Illustration Agency, gaining numerous commissions for brands such as 20th Century Fox, Royal Shakespeare Company, National Army Museum, Pioneer Music,BBC, Hawker Siddeley Aircraft, The Face, NME,Cosmopolitan and British Telecom to name a few.
Since then, his portrait of A. Celli which was a finalist in the John Player Portrait Award 1986 at the NPG in London where it gained praise from respected Art Critic Brian Sewell who described it as “animal intense portrayed in a way no photographer could match” He received multiple commissions after the show including painting a life size portrait of Matt Goss (Bros). Judas Priest portrait for album cover and work bought by Griff Rhys Jones.
In Scenic work he has worked on a number of large scale projects including Michael Jackson’s Dangerous Tour sets, Channel 5 (UK) Sunset Beach Tour, Brit Awards, Film Launches, London Fashion Shows and Rolling Stones Voodoo Lounge Party for example.
He subcontracted work from a Specialist Decoration Company; DKT in the 90s working as a muralist in various properties throughout London depicting 17/18th century style mural work on walls and ceilings for Private Clients. this work also translated to International work such as Yacht mural work in the Netherlands and Ceiling Mural work in Prince Zabeels Palace in Dubai.
2022-Lethbridge Small Scale Finalist
2022- Lethbridge Landscape Online Finalist
2022-Art Lovers Australia Art Award-Finalist
2021-Doug Moran Semi Finalist
2021-Lethbridge Landscape Online Finalist
2021-Brisbane Portrait Prize-Salon Des Refuses Finalist
2020-Lethbridge Small Scale -Finalist
2019-Rotary Arts Spectacular-Finalist
2018-The Spring Show-Joint-Percolator Gallery
2018-Clayton Utz Award-Finalist
2018-RQAS Figurative Award-Finalist
2018-Mandorla Art Award-Finalist
2017-Point Of Entry/ AlteredScapes-ArtworldStudioGallery
2017-Myself Art Prize-Finalist
2017-Artworld Landscape Prize-Winner
2017-Rotary Arts Spectacular-Finalist
2016-Clayton Utz Art Award-Finalist
2016-Rotary Arts Spectacular-Finalist
2015-Clayton Utz Art Award-Finalist
2015-Lethbridge Small Scale Award-Finalist
2015-Rotary Arts Spectacular-Finalist
2014-Lethbridge Small Scale Award-Finalist
2014-Rotary Arts Spectacular-Finalist
2013-Assemblage-One Man Show-5 Sisters
2011-Cloudland-One Man Show-Art Factory Gallery