your host and guide through our creative journey with the school
I’m a successful working artist, writer and visionary…
I’m from a tiny village on a hillside on a Scottish island…
…and now I run a famous Arthouse in an Italian medieval quarter.
My colourful career has spanned several fields of research, and many countries…
and my artwork is in collections around the world.
Alongside my painting practise, I’ve been running creative retreats, and inspiring others to live their dreams, via blogs, TV, books and interventions, for at least 25 years.
Most importantly I have never compromised my vision, or my deep spiritual values. My work has always been non-commercial, and therefore has been allowed to bloom and flourish into the abundant happiness that it is today.
I know from experience that artistic potential is like a great tree which, when its roots are deep in the right soil, when its branches stretch up and out into a good climate… in the right environment, we can become the fullness of what we were born to be – when our creative seeds are nurtured and well-placed, then we grow, expand, fruit and create great abundance in extraordinary ways.
A dedicated creative like myself knows that art is a long-term commitment, not a trick-learning fad: that it will reap an extraordinary harvest if it has a strong taproot in an appropriate context, and if it is protected and nurtured.
I’m here to transmit to the world how art can bring equilibrium to literally all areas of our lives – both individually and collectively – how real art can transform, and take us to a deeper, more conscious reality.