John Parsons

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Gender MALE
Occupation artist,sculptor,poet, gardener
Location Aylsham, Norfolk, United Kingdom
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Introduction Studied printmaking/painting at Hornsey School of Art,taught printmaking at St Martins School of Art,life drawing at Barnet Art School and Harlow Tech. Restorer of fine Japanese water colours for Mallets of Bond St. Worked with Advent Books and Trigram Press as typographer, designer, printer. Songwriter, stylist,artwork designer for the Fabulous Poodles. Wildlife painter and illustrator. Haiku, haibun, tanka poet Stone carver, Garden designer. Furniture and painting restorer. NAME DROPPINGS. ARTISTS I HAVE KNOWN. Alan Jones,John Edwards,Derrick Woodham,Kieth Scott,Andy Hoogenboom,John Napier,Gerald Keon,Ian Batten,Maurice deSausmarez,David Hockney,Dick Fozzard,Alan Braund,Henry Holtzer,Brigit Riley,Mark Vaugh,Brian Perrin,Jeremy Moon,Derek Greaves,Ian Tyson,Dermot Goulding,Mike Foreman,Bruce McLean,Barry Flanagan,Harry Holland,Gilbert and George,Martin Fuller,Dick Bonson,Ian Drury, POETS I HAVE KNOWN. Asa Benveniste,Jim Dine,George Barker,Tom Raworth, George Andrews, Brian Coffee, Augustus Young,Stanley Pelter, Jeff Nuttall,Bob Cobbin,Michael Horovitz,Les Murray,Colin Blundell,
Interests Art, Haiku, natural history, prehistory, Hinduism, Zen Buddhism, wayside shrines, old timber frame buildings, jazz, world music, shamanism, labyrinths, standing stones, Isamu Noguchi, amphibia, terriers, early Goddess figurines, Tantrism, earth acupuncture, geomancy, dowsing, flint knapping, wild gardens, spirit of place, the Fabulous Poodles, calligraphy, self awareness, pagan religions, Tao, etymology, ancient tracks, cycladic art, temples, african carvings, sadhus, ritual art, old oak furniture, world myths, recycling, walking sticks, shintoism, meditation, complimentary medicine, photography, performance art, Eric Satie, the People Band, India, old bikes, grundles, colour, wooden boats
Favorite Music Jazz, reggae, world music
Favorite Books Roget's Thesaurus, The Great Mother-Neumann, The History of The Countryside-Rackham, Ritual Art of India-Mookerjee, Lion Lion-Raworth, The Way of the Sharman-Harner, The Masks of God-Campbell, I Ching, Earth Harmony-Pennick, Complete Works of Jung, The Essential Rumi, The Flying Boy-John Lee

Are there any galleries out there ?