Thomas Keyes grew up in Northern Ireland learning letter art as an active participant in Belfast’s graﬃti subculture from the late 1990s onwards. After studying art at Newcastle he moved to the Black Isle in the Scottish Highlands in 2009 to focus on a more nature-based creative practice. He learned to create materials, such as parchment and pigments, from the local environment using traditional medieval methods which in turn led him back to calligraphy and the artistry of insular manuscripts.
Calumcille ann an Eirinn
Tha mi ag obair an co-bhonn ris an sgoilear Ghàidhlig Mìcheal Newton ré nam beagan mhìosan a chaidh seachad. Bhuilich CHARTS an duais Colmcille 1500 Heritage oirnn, agus chleachd sinn an cothrom ud gus an dealbh-beò seo mu sgeul Chaluim Chille ann an Éirinn a chruthachadh gus ceann-bliadhna 1500 an duine naomha ud a chomharrachadh.
Columba in Ireland
I’ve been collaborating with Gaelic scholar Michael Newton over the last few months. We were granted the Colmcille 1500 Heritage Award by CHARTS, we used it to create this video on the story of Colmcille in Ireland in celebration of the saints 1500th anniversary.
see the video at https://scribalstyles.net/colmcille-1500/