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…

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and my artwork is in collections around the world.

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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.

Artistic potential is like a great tree which has its roots deep in the right soil, and its branches stretching up into a benign climate: in the right environment, we can become the fullness of what we were born to be.

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A REAL artist knows that art is a lifetime commitment, which will reap an extraordinary harvest if it has a strong taproot in the right place.

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.


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