Recognised as one the leading Scottish painters, Jack Morrocco started his studies at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design in Dundee. During his time here, where “…It was all about draughtsmanship and classical training….”, he was tutored by renowned artists, David McClure, Jack Knox, Gordon Cameron and, of course, Alberto Morrocco.
In 1973, he was selected to study at Hospitalfield House, Arbroath where the visiting tutor was the celebrated pop artist Peter Blake. He was also awarded a post graduate year of study in 1975 as well as the Farquhar Reid Travelling Scholarship which was spent in Paris and Florence.
Upon graduation, Jack spent time as a free-lance illustrator whilst also painting and exhibiting and went on to set up a marketing and design consultancy in Dundee in 1980 which he ran until 1996, returning to painting full time in 1997.
Today, Jack works from his studio here in Fife, Scotland and also from his second studio on the Cote d’Azur in the South of France and has developed a powerful and unique style, which is distinctively his own. Whilst technique and application of paint may vary with subject – the dappled light across a French market square, the captivating reflections in his traditional still lifes and his modern studio pieces – each work shares the vibrant, sensuous palette associated with the artist which sees him move with ease and confidence from still life, both traditional and modern, to landscape and then to figurative.
He has developed a strong following of collectors and has shown successfully in Edinburgh, London and New York as well as several in the South of France.