“My work is about pushing and pulling color to
heighten interest in my paintings. I love to see spontaneous color
John H. Morris Jr. is a resident of Fountain Hills, Arizona. He
made a decision in 10th grade that he wanted to paint, and through
the years his passion for art has continued to grow and prosper.
His academic history includes a Bachelor of Science Degree, with a
major in Art Education, from the University of Wisconsin Stout and
a Masters Degree of Fine Arts, majoring in painting, from the
University of Wisconsin in Madison.
Following his college career, John shared his passion of art by
teaching at several schools, including his alma maters, the
University of Colorado, University of Wisconsin Marshfield, and
the Sheboygan Area School District in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.
Morris, known by friends and family as “Jack,” has exhibited his
work at many shows in Wisconsin, Colorado, Missouri, Illinois and
Ohio. He has participated in several Invitational Shows, including
the Tri-International Invitational (USA, Italy, and Japan) in
Numazu City, Japan and has done one man and group shows, including
the Fountain Hills Arts Council, in Arizona. Jack also enjoys
doing commission paintings upon request.
This artist is truly passionate about his work. He was inspired by
Hans Hoffman, Jackson Pollock and Van Gogh, among others. His
paintings take on a sculptural feel, by using various kinds of
media in his work: chicken wire, twine, neon lights, pine cones,
lace curtains, canvas and sticks. “Anything I can get my hands
on,” he said. “It’s all about texture.” His art is wild, colorful,
full of emotion and spirit. He wants, and expects, a hands-on
experience with his paintings and invites people to touch , feel,
and enjoy his art.
This talented artist has won awards for his unique work and has
also gained attention from local media. He was proud to be honored
as the Northeast Valley Artist of the Month in 2001. Jack’s work
is featured in countless corporate and private collections
throughout the United States