Over the winter I continued my study of human life drawing and painting at the Continuing Education Department of the Glasgow School of Art. The tutor for the class was Cynthia Bowles, and she was excellent. For more information read my blog entry on the GSA site.
Writing the drawing book has inspired me to study anatomy more deeply, both human and equestrian. Last July I spent a week at the Ruskin School of Art in Oxford with tutors Sarah Simblet and Eleanor Crook. This January I attended a weekend course in Edinburgh with Alan McGowan, and I am studying a part time course at Glasgow School of Art with Cynthia Bowles. All these tutors have an impressive and profound knowledge of anatomy.
Early in 2014 I was commissioned to write a book “Draw Horses in 15 Minutes” for Ilex Press, London. The book was published in June 2015 for distribution in UK, EU and USA. The USA edition was published early in 2016 and the Dutch edition has just been published. The first edition has been reprinted.
In 2014 I was invited to create new work for a solo exhibition at the prestigious Glasgow Art Club.
In July 2014 my drawing “Tang Horse with Blanket” won the Norton Way Gallery Prize for Best Drawing in Exhibition at the Society of Equestrian Artists “Horse in Art” exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London.