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 […]
Have a great 2016 and all the very best wishes.
I’ve been continuing the themes of the Journey to Nowhere series with a second film, called Directionless at the moment, which I have started editing, adjusting clips, cropping, trying out combinations and planning ‘scenes’, though like the previous film there is no clear plot from a to b, nor dialogue at the present. Detached from […]