Jack Morris

Profile Updated: September 11, 2015
Residing In: Galveston, TX USA
Homepage: www.thirdcoastgalleries.com
Occupation: Artis and Gallery owner(retired architect)
Children: 2 sons:
Jason, 42 married and living in Savannah Georgia with three of my grandchildren, Duncan More…Ariel and Gage.
Charlie, 30 married with a new daughter, Trinity Renae, and living in Houston with me. Charlie is a Navy Vet, special ops
Military Service: Army  
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Where to start?

After good ole SFA, I joined the Army along with Bill Wallace and Jimmy Bruns. We all went to Ft Ord California for basic training and then Bill and I to Ft Sill Oklahoma for advanced training. Jimmy stayed at Ord and claims to have gone to cook's school. I cannot attest to that as I have never eaten any of his cooking. I then returned to A & M to study Architecture, but 5 years seemed a bit too long, especially when I found I could get my Architectural License by taking the same examination as a graduate. So....I scooted off to Texas City to take a job with a new architectural firm there. Why Texas City you ask? Well, while at Aggieland I fell madly in love with a girl from Texas City who was going to Sam Houston. Things don't alway work out the way you plan them though, and she ended up dumping me for a med student, basically while I was inroute. So, I decided to continue with my career plans and worked in Texas City for about 4 years.

After about 3 years, I took a job in Huntsville working for the Dept of Corrections. I ran the production office for the design and construction department for about 2+years. I had an office deep within the bowels of the Walls Unit and had about 20 inmates in my dept. They were draftsmen, engineers, suryeyors, etc. I had the best job though, I got to go home at night. Believe me, there are some interesting tales to tell about my experience "behind the Walls"!

During this time, I got married..(for the first time), and my job was quite interesting as well. But, with a wife to feed I decided to take a job offer with an architectural firm in Kansas City. After all, the money was almost twice what I was making working for the State of Texas. Well, I moved to Kansas City in August, and after six months, told them to "take this job and shove it" in February of the following year. I looked around at the possibilities in the Kansas City area and was about to go to work with a firm doing hospitals when the firm I had been with in Texas City called and made me a good offer to return to Texas.

I came back to Texas, and was the project coordinator for the three architectural firms on the new College of The Mainland Campus. I did the 1st and 2nd phases and then returned to the firm I had been with previously in Texas City. We adopted a son in 1973, when he was three weeks old, and ended up divorcing about a year and a half later.

I remarried in 1975. Christina was a graduate exchange student from Sweden, and she soon became an instant Mother, as I obtained custody of Jason shortly thereafter.

I moved to Galveston and went to work for and architectural firm there in 1974, after receiving my license in 1970. In 1977, I started my own practice and continued until 1991. Our son Charlie was born in 1985. In '91, I decided that since the economy ahd not been the best for a small practice at that time, that I would shut down my office and pursue another dream. I found all of my employees jobs, and then began to paint and opened a studio/gallery on the Strand Area in Galveston. For about 10 years, I maintained Third Coast gallery, and painted daily. The paintings on this profile are from that era.

Then in 1994, a rather strange thing happed to me. The building that housed my studio/gallery was sold to a developer and I was going to have to look for a new location. Instead, I decided to sell my remaining paintings and take a haitus. This was fun for a while, until, I realized that eventually, I may start to get hungry. I was having a drink at O'Malley's in Galveston one Saturday afternoon, when I became engaged in a conversation with a couple of acquaintenances. It seems that the organization they worked for was looking to hire a marine fisheries observer, and one turned to me and said "why don't you come work with us, Jack?" Well, I had no idea what they were even talking about, so over a couple more drinks, they outlined the position to me. I ended up taking the job, and after a short training session in Palacios, was ready for my first assignment.
TO BE CONTINUED...............

For the past three years, I have returned to the art world and now am in Gaveston and have Third Coast Gallery

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Jul 13, 2016 at 1:07 AM

Jack,

I don't think I wished you a Happy Birthday last month. Please forgive me my dear friend. I certainly hope that you are doing better these days. Let us know how you are doing. Take care and God Bless.

Ronnie

Jun 13, 2016 at 10:08 AM

Hi Jack! Happy, Happy 75th birthday! We all missed you at our 75th birthday reunion.

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How Cool can one really be? Trinity at Easter.
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With youngers son Charlie, daughter-in-law Danielle and love of my life granddaughter Trinity
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Hey Jack,

Long time no see my friend. Hope all is well and your Birthday is a Happy one and full of fun. Take care and God Bless you. Check on our friend Bill Colson. Talked with him yesterday and he's having some medical issues. Hope to see you one day soon.

Ronnie

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Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:37 PM
Charlie, (youngest son), and my new granddaughter, Trinity
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Yours truly, Christina, (my ex wife who is, believe it or not, one of my best friends), and new 3 hour old granddaughter, Trinity.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:37 PM
One of my paintings from about 8 years ago, or so. Time flies. This is of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band in New Orleans, from the years when I made my living as an artist.
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Anothr painting. This is the Rockin'Java Coffee House in Galveston.
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"Early Tuesday Morning". This painting was in a collection that was shown in The National Gallery in Washington DC.
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Charlie, Danni and Trinity on Mother's Day 2009
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Duncan, Ariel and Gage. The grandkids in Savannah, Georgia. Don't get to see them as much as I would like to.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:37 PM
Look at the dimple is that sweet little round face!
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:37 PM
She gets cuter by the day...5 Months
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My son Charlie, daughter-in-law Danni, Granddaughter Trinity, and former wife, Christina at the Renaissance Festival