Paintings with a style and a subject
Ron Morrison was born in North Vancouver, British Columbia.
He is self-taught and have spent the majority of his life working in construction so that he could “buy” time to paint.
Ron began painting watercolors in 1976 and for sure, if you have seen his paintings, you can recognize an own style.
There are always or almost always old cars in his paintings. But he doesn’t paint cars, he paints studied scenes in wich cars are part of the composition.
The use of color is great in each car part of that composition.
Let’s know what Ron tells us about his art and why he paints these subjects
“I have a spotty employment history and have struggled with my addiction to painting.I live on Vancouver Island with my wife and two mini-weenies, ride my motorcycle around paradise looking for good photo-ops. And I paint a little colour, light and shapes.
I am self-taught, borrowing what I need and figuring out the rest for myself. I want to be an honest painter, maybe less sophisticated, but with a minimum of cliche, gimmickry or facile stylings. Substance and genuineness, all be it with a touch of whimsy and humour, is what I am after.
When I was a kid, I wanted to restore an old car.
I went to the Interior of B.C. to look for something I could work on. I found a bunch of old cars and I took lots of pictures. When I got home and had the photos developed, I found that I had quite a few beautiful pictures of “old stuff”.
Since I didn’t have much hope of actually working on cars in my apartment I thought I would try painting them. I had used watercolours in school and in Art in the Park, a summer recreation program, so they were the convenient choice. I soon found that not only did I love old cars but watercolour had become my passion.
So I have a favourite subject and a favourite medium, I consider myself very lucky. I have always wanted my work to be fun, original and not really “car” paintings but paintings with cars, houses or boats in them. Over the years painting has become the most important thing, but cars remain a fun subject for me. I create all my “scenes” from my imagination, they didn’t exist before I conjured them.”
We are sure after these few images you will be tempted to look for more, so here you have some links: