Joyce Gunn Cairns

"Joyce shows how closely allied to feeling true drawing can be." Duncan MacMillan, The Scotsman, Oct 2004

I try to draw the range of sentient life from insects to home sapiens. My skills are relative and I struggle with a sense of fraudulence , but I keep on trying nevertheless for greater integrity in my work ...

My enduring love is literature, which explains my fascination with drawing writers, something I have done on a regular basis over a period of thirty years. Colm Toibin, Richard Holloway, Alasdair Gray, Kathleen Jamie and many others.

If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them, but the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?. "

Kafka said that the difference is not between those who terrorise and those who are terrorised, but between those who are tempted and those who are not subjected to temptation.