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Discover Serenity and Creativity through Zen Arts Practice

'When the mind looks at the world deeply, it is possible to see aspects of nature that are normally hidden from us.  ‘Here opens to the artist a world full of wonders and miracles’  Suzuki

I’m a Scottish-Norwegian artist, teacher, writer and avid walker who loves to explore nature.  It is nature’s beauty and wonder that inspires me to create art.  I use ink, water-colours and photography to create sumi e, mandalas and wabi sabi art which I often incorporate into my haiku to create haiga.  Traditional techniques are often combined with digital.  When it comes to art I create with this quote in mind, ''The height of sophistication is simplicity''.  Clare Boothe Luce

The main goal of my work is to honour nature, embrace simplicity, and continually learn more about myself and the natural world through zen arts. I hope that Zen Arts Studio will inspire you to deepen your connection with nature and embark on your own creative journey through Zen arts.

My own personal experience with Zen arts has given me:

  • a deeper connection to nature

  • more joy in my life

  • improved self-expression

  • increased concentration and focus

  • a more peaceful mind

  • a deeper insight into my feelings about nature

  • increased energy

  • increased creativity

Join me in discovering how Zen arts can enhance your life and well-being.  You can find free courses on the Events page, take one of my courses, explore the Blog or Articles and Books pages.  Find out more about my published work and professional background.  You can contact me on



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