I worked from Suenaga 末永 Sensei’s reisho 隷書 style of a peaceful and joyful poem by 6th C Chinese poet 陸瓊 （りく けい）Rikukei: 春風秋月恒好 spring wind autumn moon always pleasing It was very likeable too brushing this on the large hansetsu size paper, lots of fun with a long tip fude. Some of the kanji […]
Many visitors to the friendly Ren Bar in east Tokyo made calligraphy and artworks to express their wishes for the new year… here is my fast ink portrait of the famous master!
moon cloud softly emergingbreathing plumes of blue snow dustswirling aroundour scratched out rooftop
fragile manoeuvring through pale ochre land gaping dark blue fissure within the sky a light hole self transparent roaming path hill spontaneously becoming deer hare blown by atlantic gusts everything is shimmering temporal
For the Aye Write! 2017 book festival I was asked to help deliver a project combining art and literacy, working with adult learners and tutors from around Glasgow city. We came up with a book of creative writing and drawing, experimenting with various approaches that allowed individuals to express themselves to a theme of ‘learning […]
Have a super duper 2017 and all the very best wishes for a peaceful holiday. Creatively 2016 has been really varied, and has seen work on various visual projects, particularly photography and drawings, both getting more abstract and playful. Recently I have been running free community art classes in Ruchill and Maryhill in Glasgow for […]
Working with nature, plus my own ‘sculptural’ props and my trusty old nikon dslr, and recent smaller digital camera, I’ve been going on to develop various series of photographs and c-prints. The two images I’ve selected here are from work on the Scottish Hebrides. These series have gradually become more abstracted and playful with colour […]