Scottish painter John Lowrie Morrison is one of the nations most popular contemporary artists. His work, predominately landscapes, is noted for the use of bold colour. His focus on landscapes around Western Scotland reflects his ambition to capture the beauty of the area. Human interaction with the environment is shown through persistent motifs such as boats and houses. Lowrie continues to paint and exhibit his work and in recent years he has increasingly focussed on religious subjects, a move which reflects his Christian faith.