EotS_2D_Packshot_Cover (1)

Eye of the Storm

Available from 23 August

James Morrison is widely recognised as one of Britain’s finest landscape artists.  His work hangs in the homes of JK Rowling and the Royal Family, as well as in museums and private collections around the world.  As the documentary opens, Morrison faces his greatest challenge: his eyesight is fading fast, and he has one more major painting to complete.  From his studio just outside Montrose, Morrison can hear the crashing North Sea.  On the wall is a drawing of Mickey Mouse he completed at the outset of World War II, when he was 8 years old.

“My sight has quite badly deteriorated,” Morrison admits.  “And the very thought of coming in here and not being able to pick up a brush and do something with it really terrifies me. It really appals me.”  Nevertheless, after being side-lined by a series of operations, Morrison agreed to let filmmaker Anthony Baxter follow him as he picks up the brushes again at the age of 85. The resulting film is an insightful and moving reflection of an extraordinary artistic life.


James Morrison





Running Time

78 minutes



Directed by

Anthony Baxter

Written by

Anthony Baxter & Richard Phinney

Produced by

Anthony Baxter & Richard Phinney


Downloadable Assets

Hi-resolution Images

Subscribe to our newsletter

Be amongst the first to find out about our amazing independent films and documentaries.

Please enter your name.
Please enter a valid email address.
Something went wrong. Please check your entries and try again.