HE IS known for his colourful depictions of Scottish landscapes and has become one of the nation's most popular artists.

But now John Lowrie Morrison, known as Jolomo, has discovered a new muse in Venice.

A new exhibition of Venetian paintings, including Canal Reflections, pictured left, will be shown in London this month, alongside his trademark landscapes of Argyll and the Scottish islands.

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Jolomo was inspired by a 40th anniversary trip to the city with his wife Maureen.

Jolomo: Argyll, The Isles, Venice is being presented by Corrymella Scott Gallery from May 5 to 17. He said: "I had no intention of painting Venice because so many artists have painted it, from Monet, Whistler and Turner to a lot of contemporary painters.

"But I came back with sketches and hundreds of photographs and I've been painting the Italian city ever since."