RENOWNED artist John Lowrie Morrison OBE will exhibit his latest work at The Strathearn Gallery in Crieff later this month.

Entitled ‘Croftscapes & Flowers’, the exhibition touches upon some of the scenes that inspired John while he was a youngster.

As a child growing up in 1950’s Glasgow in a tenement house, it was following a first visit to the family croft on the Isle of Harris that he developed a lifelong obsession with the iconic croft houses.

John said: “Every time I see a croft, I’ve got to paint it, even if it’s just a gable end. I think crofts are in my psyche.

“I’ve painted them so often that I coined the word “Croftscapes’ a number of years ago, especially for groups of croft houses”

And it is such ‘Croftscapes’ that form part of the new body of 60 paintings for his forthcoming show.

Strathearn Gallery owner Susan Bennett said: “We’re delighted to be welcoming back John to the gallery in what will be his largest solo show with us to date.

“This is always a very popular and busy exhibition so well worth coming to see.

“We’ll also be showing a large selection of new sculptural work from Scott Irvine and we’re very much looking forward to the mix of landscapes and still life paintings from John.”

The exhibition will open on Saturday, September 21, at 11am - when John will be visiting the gallery.