The Scribblings of a Madcap Shambleton


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'Growing up in the jungles of India there was no need for drawing or painting, I would sometimes arrange ants into primitive still lives or scratch out portraits onto the trunks of trees. Things changed when I was 11. A lame tiger who owned a stationery shop gave me the keys to his stockroom. I would roll around in acrylic and oil pastels in a reverie, licking canvases and tucking coloured pencils into my wild hair. It was here I learned how to draw and paint well enough to be accepted into Croyden Art College. There, ...

The Scribblings of a Madcap Shambleton 2011, Canongate Books Ltd, Edinburgh

ISBN-13: 9780857862051