I don't often, on this blog, allude to the fact that I started out as an art student.
The White Cube.
My personal tutor at the time was one John Bellany who has since achieved international acclaim and curiously, I now live about five miles from where he was born and raised. Bellany was, in those days, a violent, nasty, Scottish drunk, who regularly turned up for work drunk, and nasty and violent, and who had very little to say because, he was totally.. drunk. Bellany looked at my skull painting and observed the white blobs. He took me by my coat lapels, lifted me off the ground and said, "If you ever do anything like that again I shall beat the shit out of you!"
He was right.