William Paul Morehouse
1929 - 1993
At the end of almost a decade of work devoted to exploring Dualities, Bill returned to the landscape reference in a long series of paintings, pastels and studies called "The Scottish Stone Series", based on his travels in Europe and the British Isles.  He considered these paintings essentially reactions to and responses from visiting close to a hundred pre-historic stone sites: cairns, brocks, rings, mounds and standing sentinels.


Scottish Stone Series


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  "The "S" Series (perhaps signifying: September, Stones, Scotland?) paintings of late 1985 - some 26 in all - were inspired by an autumnal visit to Scotland and Wales.  The focus of this trip was the pursuit of pre-historic monuments there, circles of stones, cairns, brochs, sometimes single sentinels set in the landscape of outer islands.
  In some paintings such as "Stennes", "Pentre Ifan", "Callanish",  "Maeshowe" and "Brodgar" there exists a reference to site specific recollections of experiences in the Outer Hebrides, Orkney and of the Welsh Mountains.  Others, such as the Cairn paintings and "Sentinel", "Abergwaun", "Quest", "Uncertainty", and "Capstone" grew out of a syntheses of the whole experience, which involved nearly 4000 kilometers of travel in the U.K. and visits to more than 60 sites.
Dealing with juxtapositions of energy and substance, gesture and concrete construction, these paintings - while definitely more pictorial than preceeding ones - continue the subject matter of the more abstract Dualities series begun in the late 1970's"
William Morehouse   1985
Bill was energized by this body of work and consequently this body of his stone paintings and pastels is huge.  I will continue to add more and more images in the future.
Meanwhile the images on this page are my selection. Michele Morehouse 2008
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Nike   30x22  pastel  1986
Pentre Ifan   36x48  o/c   1986 
Cairn   54x66  o/c  1985
Abergwan  36x26 o/c   1985
Stenness  66x54   o/c  1985  
pastel   30x44    1985
pastel  30x22  1986  
pastel    44x30   1986  
pastel  30x44  1986  
pastel  30x22  1986  
pastel  22x30  1986  
pastel 30x44  1986  
HIgh Ambition   42x36  o/c  1985     
Cairn III  66x54  o/c  1985  
oil on plaster board   36x24   1986 
Installation  "A" St. Gallery   2001    
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Polychromed Ceramic Sculpture    1987
Pubist Cubist    1987
Corsican    37x43    o/c    1985
Stone Series    72x34   o/c    1987
Untitled    66x54  o/c    1985
Callinish    72x54  o/c    1985
Quest    43x37   1985  Collection of Michele Morehouse
Cairn VI   28x34     o/c    1985
Uncertainty   34x28    o/c    1985
Cairn VII    35x27    o/c    1985
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