Having taught myself calligraphy, I was inspired to create the artwork on this page because I relate to Alexander Pope's sentiments that "true ease in writing" is not achieved by chance.
During the first few years of teaching myself the craft, I struggled to make progress, experiencing first-hand the difficulty and frustration of attempting to learn calligraphy from books alone.
Everything changed when I attended a calligraphy class in Stirling University in 1987. The class was taught by Tom Gourdie MBE, an eminent Scottish calligrapher, and I immediately appreciated the benefits of being taught by an expert.
For the past 25 years I have had the privilege of teaching my own students at various venues in, and around, Glasgow.
By offering my students structure and guidance, I can quickly help them achieve true ease in writing.
If you live in central Scotland and are interested in attending a class to learn traditional calligraphy, I'd be delighted to share my knowledge of the craft with you.