Headhunter (antisyzygy) - a headhunter gazes into water and points a spear threateningly at his own reflection. In the background are dafffodils and trees. Rough impasto acrylic paint texture.

Headhunter (antisyzygy)

Headhunter (antisyzygy) Headhunter (antisyzygy) is a painting inspired by the extreme survival story of Orcadian Jack Renton, who is sometimes called “The White Headhunter.” Renton was a 19th Century seaman from Stromness who was ‘Shanghai’d’ (abducted) and eventually marooned in the South Seas, drifting for thousands of miles with a few other deserters from the […]

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The Fairy Dance - an Orcadian folk tale, supporting Scotland's Year of Stories 2022.

The Fairy Dance animation release

The Fairy Dance animation release In this, Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022, I am proud to announce the release of my second animated short film, The Fairy Dance. Watch The Fairy Dance now. Click here! The Fairy Dance is adapted from a folk tale, recorded by the writer Ernest Marwick, about a fiddle-player who entertains […]

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"Say,, a cruise liner burns as much gas as a million cars!... Remember our first car?" "Happy Days". A happy old couple enjoying a cruise. A worried looking abandoned baby floats on a plank of wood in a polluted flooded hellscape.

Happy Days – taking a cruise in the climate crisis

Happy Days – taking a cruise in the climate crisis. Dealing with the climate crisis facing the planet is not just the responsibility of governments. Individuals also bear responsibility for their own lifestyle choices and personal carbon footprints. The IPCC report into climate change is absolutely devastating: it is a serious threat to the stability […]

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