Jack Morris

“My work is about pushing and pulling color to heighten interest in my paintings. I love to see spontaneous color patterns develop.”

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