Paul Morrison is an emerging Irish Artist who lives and works in Belfast. He is a graduate from the University of Ulster Belfast. His work is held both in Public and Private collections including the Universty o Ulster, he Titanic Drawing Offices (Todd Architects) and Northern Ireland Hospice.
Most recently he was chosen for prestigious commission to paint a Belfast Cityscape for the Prime Minister, David Cameron for his Downing Street Offices. Also 100 signed and framed copies have been presented to executives of investing companies who attended the investment conference, which was held in Belfast in the aftermath of the G8 summit, among them Jay Roewe of HBO, Suren Gupta of Allstate, Duncan Niederauer of NYSE Euronext, Bill Rohner, Caterpillar, Pierre Beaudoin, Bombardier, Jeff LaCroix of Seagate and Craig Rinehardt of Terumo.
Alastair Hamilton, chief executive of Invest NI, said: "We were delighted to be able to show Paul's talent as an example of our vibrant and growing creative industries sector."
His paintings deal with personal memories of growing up in a city which has been transformed since the signing of the 1998 Good Friday Peace Agreement.
"I create paintings that are pleasing to the eye, again traditional in their appearance, but also have an obvious difference in painting style. I usually paint traditionally up to a point, be it the sky or the foreground, then I try to create a mark by using squares of colour layered upon each other and close together. To me personally, Belfast is full of squares and colours."
Commission for Prime Minister, David Cameron, 100 prints for the investors.
Painting entitled: My Belfast, oil on canvas, 2013.
My Belfast 2, Oil on Canvas. 2014.