Archive for March 4, 2015

Artist of the moment………Alastair Morton



Alastair Morton was a British artist renown for his abstract paintings. Alastair Morton was born in the year 1910.

Morton attended Edinburgh University in Scotland. Morton also studied at Balliol College located in Oxford, England.

Morton’s family owned a textile company called Edinburgh Weavers. Morton moved into a position of product design at this company in the early 1930s. Morton worked with other notable artists including Barbara Hepworth. Morton began to paint himself in the middle of the 1930s.

Alastair Morton passed away in 1963.

Morton is part of the collection of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.

Price range information: Morton worked in oils, watercolors, gouache, and ink. Prices range from $5,000 to $60,000.

Alastair Morton reminds me of contemporary artist Rex Ray for his innovative design of shapes and his combinations of color. Very modern!


Artist of the moment…….Arthur Jackson Hepworth

Arthur Jackson was a British abstract painter and the cousin of famed painter Barbara Hepworth.

Arthur Jackson Hepworth was born in 1911. Jackson attended St. Martin’s School of Art located in London, England.

Jackson was the artist’s middle name and he used it to separate himself from his famous artist relative, Barbara Hepworth.

In addition to painting Jackson enjoyed the art of photography.

In the late 1930s Jackson gave up painting to focus on architecture.

Arthur Jackson passed away in 2003.

What a wonderful style the artist developed. Its too bad he chose to focus so much on architecture rather than painting in his later years.

Price range information: Works range from $20,000 to $150,000. The artist worked mainly in oils, but also produced watercolors.