Lys Hansen- international artist
Today is Lys Hansen's birthday. Lys has been my mentor over the years long before I quit the Glasgow Herald to go to Glasgow School of Art.
Her annual Life Drawing class at Dollar Summer School has been a pivotal experience for many artists.
So, what do you give an artist? Well I opted for making a book of photographs of her. This photo is one from her early years.
After graduating from Edinburgh College of Art she worked for a time as a model- and she still has "presence" always making a colourful entrance whatever the gathering.
Tomorrow there is a party in her honour.
It is a surprise party.