John Morris

I love wrestling simply because I do...

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Art made with you in mind

Hi folks, I'm John Morris a fun, unique and creative artist from Scotland. Over the last 17 years, I have had the privilege to work with some wonderful clients from around the world as an artist, illustrator, consultant, and teacher.  I create beautiful bespoke artwork, teach students in physical classes as well as online and coach artists in a way that not only is unique and tailored to each individual that features a wide variety of subjects and styles that enriches your life.

For the first 3 years of my art career, I worked tirelessly to develop art that clients would love. Then one day, I was approached by a lady who wanted to know if I could create a special painting for her. A memory on canvas was born and since that day and over a decade and a half later, I have worked with clients all over the world who all want a special memory on canvas. Whether it was a painting of a pet or a portrait of a child, each client was ensured the highest standard of customer care.

When I left school I worked for various companies. The one thing I learned is the value of good customer service I watched those who provided care to their clients against those didn’t.

I offer a personalised customer experience, one that is directly between you and me, the artist. You won’t get a call center when you phone me! Being available to my clients is something I pride my business on and it’s helped me gain a strong, reliable reputation that I now enjoy. In working with me you can be guaranteed that I will do my best to ensure:

  • Personal customer service of the highest level
  • The best quality art, that is made to last.
  • A simple process from start to finish
  • Not to be rushed to make a decision
  • And to be able to ask questions for anything that you are unsure of.

My calling is to make sure that when all is said and done you feel valued, cared about and have a painting/product/coach that leaves you feeling elated and valued.

John's story away from the canvas

By Katie Morris

Over the years I have gotten to know John not just as an artist but as my best friend and husband. I have seen him at his best and definitely at his worst.  I've gone through it all with him and it has been a wonderful journey.

Some of which I wish to share with you now.

John was born and raised in Huddersfield west Yorkshire in 1988 April 3rd to be exact. Over the next 21 years, John would grow and develop into a very interesting character. From bodybuilding to wrestling, music to youth work and eventually, to his true love art, John tried and had fun with everything that he did. Applying himself fully to all that he attempted.

Sadly during John's biggest accomplishments in bodybuilding, he took ill and was later diagnosed with colitis. A debilitating condition that attacks the immune system and intestine. However, John has always had an interesting way of looking at things and whereas many would give up and go into hiding, John felt that if he only had so much time in this world he was certainly going to leave his mark on the world.

When he was at home, contemplating his next move he turned on the TV and began channel surfing. The channel that he landed on would change his life forever... A large, ginger afro haired man by the name of Bob Ross appeared on the T.V. This man was world-famous for teaching people all over how to paint. John became mesmerised and fell in love with art and

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the world of color. John found brushes and paper and began painting and learning his techniques. Through the struggles and trials of the learning process he never gave up and to this day paints some of the most beautiful mountains and seascapes that I have ever seen.

John has a very unique way of teaching and It was that unique way that 

brought him to Scotland to take the role of a youth worker in 2010. Youths and teens that had been cast aside from society found a place in the youth group that John ran and I like to hope that they all grew and became better people because of it. He not only taught students how to paint and how to develop a love of art but also how to voice their views and even created a safe place for attendees to be who they were. One of John's greatest gifts is the ability to listen and ask the right questions at the right time. This is a gift that John has used all through his adult life to help and reach people from all walks of life.

in 2011 John began taking jobs as an illustrator with Cindy Freland, Anna Renault, Latoya Williams, and Yvette Albury among others. In 2012, John had the amazing opportunity to travel to the USA on tour with his Artist groupbusiness. During this amazing high in his life, he was brought back down to earth with a bang as his landlord and "best friend" decided to evict John during John's USA tour. When John returned to Scotland, He returned to find that his whole life had been turned upside down. Over the next 8 months, John would live in a bedsit in one of the roughest parts of Ayr, Scotland.

Again, unwilling to give up but now a changed man John continued to fight back and 8 months later he moved into a new flat in McCall's avenue. It was around this time that John and I became engaged and the effects of the situations he faced were obvious, he was working in a church (as a youth worker) that was very unsupportive of his living and health situations. The pressures of life changed John, but thankfully, he never lost that wonderful spirit or drive for life. I have never met anyone who has theJohn kids art classes self-discipline drive that John has.

Life has a funny way of throwing many curve balls ( as John's friend - Anna Renault used to say)

I have seen him very sick with Dyspraxia and Colitis only to build a full-time art business where he could work from home.

I have seen Facebook change its rules on how marketing could be done, so John built an art School to over 45 students. I have seen him literally go from nothing financially to being able to buy our first home. A wonderful 4 bedroom, 3 bathrooms ( One toilet for me, him and the cat) ( Yes our cat uses the toilet)  detached house,

It has been such a journey and I invite you to share the journey with us as we continue to progress through life.

There is so much more to his story and one day if you're lucky he may just share with you a chapter or two.

Katie

John's credentials

  • Internationally recognised artist.
  • Sells large amounts of work in the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Germany, and France.
  • Runs his business full time
  • A master of providing the highest level of customer service and listening to people's needs.
  • Studied art from Bob Ross, Eugine Lushpin, Thomas Kincade and many artists through the ages.
  • Student of art history
  • Art Teacher to the largest art school in South Ayrshire.
  • Illustrator
  • Colitis and Dyspraxia survivor
  • Fast on the way to nearly 1000 commissions
  • Fully self-employed in the world of art since 2016
  • Studied business under the teachings of - Tony Robbins, Victor Antonio, Donald Millar and more...
  • Diploma in business, Maths, and English
  • Studied Theology at the Scottish Baptist College.
  • Paints a wide variety of subjects and genres and has great success selling each one of them.
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John's love of wrestling

 I love wrestling! However not just for the reasons people may think.

I love wrestling, I have done since my grandad brought out the SummerSlam 88 VHS tape and I stood at the side of his armchair watching it.

There was something magical about that event. The British Bulldogs and The Fabulous Rougeau Brothers, The Ultimate Warrior replacing Brutus the Barber Beefcake in the Intercontinental Championship match against The Honky Tonk Man, and The Mega Powers taking on The Mega Bucks. To me, this event was simply magical and one of my favorites of all time.

It cemented in my mind a bond between my grandad and me th

 

at would last all of his life. Never did I think that I could be so close to the business as I am. That's a lie all I ever wanted to do since I was five years old was to be a wrestler.

Fast forward nearly 30 years and I not only get to paint the wrestlers that I still LOVE to this day but I also get to hang out with them frequently on our Podcast ' Mind - Body and Soul' that I do and even getting to attend events around the country as a vendor and meeting them.

Wrestling for me is so much more than the matches. It is all about the inner workings of this amazing business. The colour palette used to create each character. The music used to cement them into our minds as good guys or bad guys. The excitement of these larger-than-life characters who burst onto our screens.

I love wrestling and I think I always will. It forges a bond with my memories of the past and it delights me into celebrating the future. I hope you love and enjoy this collection of both hand-painted and digitally created art. Celebrate with me my commissioning art of your very favorite superstar or purchasing unique made limited edition prints of your heroes.

John

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WHAT CLIENTS SAY?

"Amazing guy!!! Love his art. I now own 9 pieces of custom art that all hang proudly in my barbershop. Great guy, easy to work with.

Money well spent."

— Peter Laurie
 

"I had never ordered custom art before but thanks to John and Wrestle art I am really glad I did. I love his work and all his various styles. John is always busy creating something new just to put a smile on someone's face and I love ordering from him. Great value for money."

— JEREMY LARSON
 

"Really great, not pushy very professional and runs his business with integrity, which speaks volumes to me these days!"

— ERIC HART