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The Clearing

Published by Little, Brown
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FLOW

Balfour Hospital, Kirkwall, Orkney
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Flow

Balfour Hospital, Kirkwall, Orkney
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Be more Agnes…

Be more Agnes…

If you’ve read my book The Clearing you’ll know I’m a big fan of the artist Agnes Martin. I’ve been thinking about her work and life a lot recently. When the world is falling to bits and it feels ridiculous to spend my time drawing pictures I remind myself of what...

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Why do we gaze at the sea horizon?

Why do we gaze at the sea horizon?

It was a great pleasure to be visited in my Birsay studio by Kirsteen Stewart last week. Kirsteen wears so many creative hats it’s hard to keep up with her! She is a designer of fashion, textiles and homewares, is well known as a skilful and enabling art educator with...

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The Nerves and Their Endings

The Nerves and Their Endings

The wheels of the publishing industry turn incredibly slowly. It’s quite normal for a book to take two full years from acceptance by a publisher to actually hitting the shelves. There are so many behind-the-scenes stages a book has to go through between acceptance and...

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