Biography

Phillip Morrison
Born, Tywyn, Gwynedd, N.Wales.

EDUCATION
Tywyn secondary school

ART EDUCATION
Camberwell School of Art 1990 – 1991
St Martins College of Art 1991 – 1994 BA Hons

Venues showing work on an ongoing basis:

Vasco’s Restaurant & Deli, Fanore, Co Clare
Doolin – Roadford House Restaurant
Doolin – Doolin Hotel
Ennistymon – Spa reception, Falls Hotel
Galway – Radisson SAS Hotel
Morrison Gallery, Lahinch

EXHIBITION
2013 December – Solo exhibition at Oscar Wilde House, 1 Merrion Square, Dublin
2102 – Summer – Hotel Le Caritz, 14 rue du Port Vieux, 64200 Biarritz, France
2009 August – The Stabe Gallery, Roundstone, Connemara – solo show
2008 October 10th Cliffs of Moher Visitor centre – solo show
2008 May 29th – 13th June “Morrison in Galway”, Bold gallery, Merchants rd, Galway
2007 May – “Morrison in Dublin” Solo exhibition of paintings – Oscar Wilde House, 1 Merrion Sq, Dublin2 photos

2006 September – “The Big One” Joint exhibition of large paintings – West Clare Gallery
2006 June – solo exhibition “shifting landscapes” Tides, Liscannor, Co Clare
2005 Tides, Liscannor, Co clare – “Second Glance” photos
2005 Nonins, Ennistymon, Co clare – Abstracts
2004 Ennistymon library – “Birds”

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2008 July 18th Lisdoonvarna
2008 July 4th Tides, Liscannor
2007 October 10th – November 1st “Surroundings” – The Loft Gallery group show
2007 June – “Art on the walls” Group exhibition – Court House, Ennistymon
2007 June – The Loft Gallery group show
2006 March – Brian Merriman Group – Falls Hotel
2005 November – Brian Merriman Group – Old Ground Hotel, Ennis
2005 Falls Hotel, Ennistymon, Brian Merriman Group Exhibition
2004 Welsh Museum of Modern Art – Machynlleth. Summer exhibition “With Magic in my eyes”
1998 MartinX – group show of graduates from Central St Martins College of Art

Artist Statement
My work generally concentrates on streetscapes and surf scenes from the west of Ireland. Strong shapes and colour are key signatures of my work which help to create interesting compositions and a sense of movement. Another unique feature would be my treatment of the sky, often the sky in a painting has no physical relationship with the landscape below it. In my work I try to bridge this by forcing a relationship between the two by use of lines that interweave between them. I find that this gives a visual tempo to the piece.

I enjoy the playfulness that occurs in my work, the actual process is as important as the finished piece. In every piece I do I always attempt to push the boundaries by experimenting and trying out new things that hopefully push me out of my comfort zone and help my work & practise evolve.