The original of this beautiful message by Kahlil Gibran from the The Prophet is written in gouache and Sumi on vellum with illumination in 23ct gold which is still available on request. The work is also available as a canvas print or a framed calligraphy print.
As a young boy I was always fascinated with drawing but was the worst hand writer in the class! Having no idea of the direction my life would take when I left school, I literally stumbled into an apprenticeship as a poster writer. During this time at Art School, studying graphic design, I became enthralled with the art of beautiful handwriting and pen lettering.
During my career as a freelance graphic designer in New Zealand I maintained this interest. My appetite for information continued and in the 1980ís I was fortunate enough to attend a one week workshop by an extraordinarily talented English Calligrapher, Donald Jackson, Calligrapher to H M Queen Elizabeth. This cemented my understanding of the essence of calligraphy and from...
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