Jack Morrocco FRSA
Jack Morrocco FRSA is a highly collectable Scottish artist with a rich artistic heritage and a formal training in one of Scotland’s most respected Art Schools, Duncan of Jordanstone School of Art and Design. After his undergraduate studies and a postgraduate year Jack was awarded a highly commended post diploma - the highest award possible at that time. He was selected to study at Hospitalfield House, Arbroath during the summer of 1973, under the renowned pop artist Peter Blake. In 1975 he was awarded the Farquhar Reid Travelling Scholarship in 1975 and chose to spend it in Paris and Florence.
As the Son of an artist and an architect and the nephew of the painter Alberto Morrocco, Jack grew up surrounded by art and the everyday processes involved in creating paintings. It was unusual for him to visit a house that did not have a working artist’s studio! However after his formal art training and his scholarship travels to Europe, Jack decided to set up a design studio in Dundee. Although he continued to paint and had work accepted by the annual RGI and RSW exhibitions, the design business was his focus and it was only in 1997 that he made the decision to paint full time. He now works from his studio at home in Fife and on the Cote d’Azur in the South of France.
Jack paints a number of different subjects and there is no one ‘style’ that easily defines him. What connects all of Jack’s paintings is his vision and his valuing of the timeless quality of the subjects he is painting. He is completely led by the subject, and by what he sees. His vision and his goal is to create a relationship with the viewer by creating a feeling of ‘being there’ on the canvas, whether he is in the studio with reflective silverware and lilies or sitting in the hazy warmth of Provence watching the light dapple over the pavements. Over the years, Jack has achieved this heightened sense of ‘being there’ through an increasing economy of brushwork - every single brushstroke counts and gives life and character to its subject. Every mark matters.