I was once
myself inspired by seeing other calligraphers at work to start on the path of
training and appreciation of the lettering arts. In my professional practice I've
often embraced any opportunity to share my enthusiasm for lettering with others
by participating to group projects and exhibitions, mainly with Calligraphy and
Uncovered I hope to inspire people and especially young people, to pick up a
pen or brush and express their words visually with skill, imagination and fun. In today's world, where
verbal communication is mostly produced by pressing digits on a keyboard, the
art of hand writing has never been more significant.
day I will be demonstrating the use of
the calligraphy pen and the brush to form letter shapes based on a basic Italic
Alphabet and its variations.
introduce some simple method of decoration with handmade rubber stamps and
mono-prints to add colour and texture to small projects such as a birthday
card, a book mark, a decorated post code or a small quotation. Wording may be
inspired by the current Exhibition at the Black Cultural Archives in Brixton.