Forest Lawn Funeral Home
posted on 10/1/19
I did not know Cap Morrison but a very dear friend of mine Col Bob Stamm bought or received a print of our EB66 days in Thailand. I talked to Jim on the phone and thanked him.
This print is in my hobby room and there isn’t a day goes by without looking at it. I cherish it dearly every day.
So sorry for your loss but he put smiles on a lot of faces including me and my good friend Bob.
posted on 9/5/19
A conversation with Jim
In July 2016 I had a ladies weekend house party. About six girls who had grown up in Palm Beach Florida and spent our childhood summers in Western NC gathered at my rental home in Waynesville. Some came from Hendersonville and some from Highlands, some from Blowing Rock and still others from Waynesville. We had a many activities planned. Walking Lake Junaluska, some shopping on Main Street in Waynesville, sipping wine and dining in the mountain air! Our last day we went to the N.C. Arboretum. I had read about the art exhibit and thought that would be meaningful to us all given our respective experiences in the mountains! In addition we could view the gardens. I immediately fell in love with Jim’s work. His style was very similar to Stephen Scott Young. I found a painting that gripped my heart. I left the gallery wondering if I could afford it. On the following Tuesday I called the arboretum and inquired as to price, shipping, etc. I was told that Jim would be returning to the gallery on Saturday. I decided to come and meet this very talented artist! I did! We had a 45 minute private conversation. He explained the story behind so many of his paintings. I bought a painting of a farmhouse in the valley that was enveloped by the mountains... so beautiful and brings back memories of my visits to a farmhouse in Waynesville enveloped by the mountains. There are still two paintings that I am interested in purchasing. One is a woman hanging laundry. Jim told me the back story of that painting. He had to paint in his wife as the owner came outside with his shotgun. Jim was able to take a few photographs. It seems the wife was shooed inside! The other painting is of a bluegrass band which was a photograph taken in the fall in West Asheville. During our 45 minute conversation I told him that his style reminded me of Stephen Scott Young. He did say that SSY had influenced his style. SSY went to Flagler College with my brother. They were surfing buddies. Jim Scott Morrison is missed by me. I would love to purchase another painting done by him!
posted on 5/22/19
I just today purchased some of his art in Columbus, Ms. I loved reading about him and admire his talent and the life he lived. Sincere Sympathy to the family for their loss.
posted on 1/25/19
I'm sorry to have lost a long time friend, artist and teacher. Jim was so willing to share his talent and love of watercolors. My condolences to his family, know he will be missed by all who knew him.
posted on 12/4/18
Jim gave so freely of his time to Mentor so many of us watercolourist and he certainly made a difference in my life as an artist. I loved his classes, his humor and his talent. He gave so much of his time to Aid the military in his art as well. He was one of the first to be called to Katrina hurricane tragedy to photograph draw and paint what he saw as the military was in rescue mode. Such an extraordinary man and he will be missed!
posted on 12/3/18
At around age 75 I enrolled in Jim's watercolor art class. He was an outstanding teacher and story teller. I will forever treasure the experience of knowing Jim as both teacher and friend.
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