Born in Edinburgh, the eldest son of Alberto Morrocco he studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, The Slade, and Edinburgh College of Art. In 1968 he won an Italian government scholarship to study at the Accademia di Brera in Milan. He was lecturer in drawing and Painting at Edinburgh College of Art from 1965-1968 and then at Glasgow School of Art from 1969 to 1979. In 1979 he moved to Australia as Head of the Department of Fine Art at the Chisholm Institute in Melbourne. He resigned in 1984 to devote all of his time to painting. His work can be found in many public and private collections, notably The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, HRH Princess Margaret, The Scottish Arts Council, Leeds Art Gallery, The Nuffield Foundation and Queensland Art Gallery.