L'exactitude n'est pas la vérité

Henri Matisse


Grayson Perry once said "I feel it is more important to have a long and sympathetic hands-on relationship with materials. A relaxed, humble, ever curious love of stuff is central to my idea of being an artist."
May I be so bold as to agree with you this illustrious artist?


I am inspired by just about anything I have ever read. "Persepolis" by Marjane Satrapi woke me up (again) to the potential of comics and the graphic novel.
I like telling stories and making pictures. So comics were the next step.

Land Art

What happens when you make art outdoors? What happens when your "material" is what you find in nature? Land art can be simple and ephemeral. Or it might take a large group weeks to create a piece. Just step outside and see.


My blog is a way of thinking and interacting. I am also a translator, working from French, German and Swedish to English. This helps when reading comic authors like Marjane Satrapi, Sara Granér and Ralf König in the original language.


I hold workshops with adults, young people and children, indoors and outdoors. I work especially with land art, process-led art and drawing as communication.

From my blog

Paradigm shift is a big, fat pain in the arse

Eileen Laurie

Malmö Open Studios

September 13th, 2022 Posted In: Other

On Sunday 4th September 2022, I participated in Malmö Open Studios. It was a fine day, with many visitors, old friends and new faces.

Scotland – The edge is everywhere

September 13th, 2022 Posted In: Other Tags: , , , ,

Post-pandemic, or ongoing pandemic? In any case, I finally got back to Scotland, where the mountains and sea meet, and the edge is everywhere.

Latest projects

Somewhere I have never travelled
May 7th, 2022 Posted In: Writing

(Somewhere I have never travelled – beyond any experience – e.e. cummings) I will travel to that foreign country That is you I will set down my roots there Precariously I will accustom myself To the strangeness That is you I will leave behind the ties And the comfort that is warm I will leave […]

The Wild Swan
May 6th, 2022 Posted In: Art Tags: 2022, Birds, Collage, Fine Art, Gouache, Lena and the Swan, Outdoor, Sea, Swan

2022 So many swans. Collage – gouache on pastel paper.

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