'Figurative Brotherhood' (art student) period during contemporary art's 'New Image' ('New Wave Painting') movement ahead of 'Brit Art'. And, post-grad and ongoing involvement with contemporary representational painting.
'New Image', and sometimes called, 'New Wave Painting', is contemporary art's unsung 'painting backlash' movement which art history records but is still trying to assess prperly. It challenged conceptualism's and minimalism's 20th century draining of visual art's spirit and function head-on and paved the way for Brit Art to emerge and to enjoy humour and full expression.
1 'The Middlesbrough Mona Lisa'. (Subtitled, 'Madonna Under The Bridge'. Further subtitled, 'The Middlesbrough Madonna'. And further subtitled, 'What's A Nice Girl Like You Doing In A Place Like This?') 1994. Litho print, Conte crayon and acrylic with cigarette attachment on paper. 86 X 64cm.
2 'Localism', MIMA, Middlesbrough, 2015-2016 (for painting's stat's see below).
3 & 4 Details in two halves: 'If That's What They Call Art!...' 1982. Oil & charcoal on canvas. 258 X 150cm.
5 'If That's What They Call Art!...' II. 1983. Oil, charcoal and picture postcard attachments on canvas. 210 X 155cm.
6 & 7 Additional paintings to help explore the above idea. c1984. Acrylic, Conte crayon and picture postcard attachments on paper. Approx A3 size.
8 'To Marton Sixth Form College.' 1982. Oil, sand, charcoal, wax crayon and Kellogg's Corn Flakes' cockrell logo attachment on canvas. 178 X 133cm.
9 'At The Table With Alan and Eric.' (Subtitled, 'I Don't Know Much About Art, But I Know What I Like.'). Degree Show, Maidstone College of Art, Kent, July,1983. Oil on canvas. 104 X 148cm.
10 'Mid-Career Retrospective Exhibition,' (subtitled, 'Mid-Life Crisis Exhibition'), Python Gallery, Middlesbrough, May, 2015.
11 Completed form, autumn 1983.
12 'The Teessider.' II. Oil and charcoal on canvas. 147 X 142cm.
13 'The Teessider.' II. Work in progress, Maidstone College of Art, early 1983.
14 - 16 'The Teessider.' II. Cleveland Art Society's, 'Smoggies Allowed In An Art Gallery' exhibition, The Heritage Gallery, Middlesbrough, 2016.
17 'Alan Has.' 1981. Oil on canvas. 147 X 142cm.
18 'Alan Has.' Mid-Career Retrospective Exhibition, The Python Gallery, Middlesbrough, 2015.
19 - 22 'Billie Jean.' 2018 (resurrected 1985 idea). Emulsion, acrylic, oil & charcoal with audio cassette attachments on canvas. 229 X 127cm.
23 - 32 'Today.' 2018 (resurrected 1982 idea). Emulsion, acrylic & oil on canvas. 152 X 198cm.
33 'At the Table with King John'. 1982. Oil with Christmas wrapping paper on canvas. 122 X 166cm.
34 'The Only Thing That Matters'. 1982. Oil on canvas. 176 X 112cm..
35 & 36 'Eastender'. 1982-96. Oil, sand & charcoal on canvas. 150 X 180cm. (John Bartlett/Alan Morley collaboration).
37 - 38 'The Poolster'. 1981-2018. Oil & charcoal on canvas. 218 X 112cm. (Completed after nearly 40-years of being in storage).
39 'The Teessider'. 1981. Oil on canvas. 105 X 150cm.
40 'Lover's Lane'. 1985. Oil on board. 61 X 91cm.
41 'Not Serious Enough to be Good Art'. 1993. Acrylic & oil on canvas. 118 X 86cm.
42 - 49 'The Only Thing That Matters'. 1982. Oil on canvas with stuck-on magazine and newspaper cuttings.
50 'Pseudo History'. 1981. coming soon.
51 'Warpaint'. Degree Show student I.D. board, (attached to the wall leading into the student 'Final Show' exhibition at Maidstone College of Art, summer 1983.