Stuck indoors during the current health crisis? You never known, you might find a new and different career. Scottish comedian and musician Billy Connolly shows us the way. Stuck in a hotel in Montreal on a rainy day, he decided to take up drawing, something that he admits he was not very good at when he was at school. His first exhibition followed in 2012 and his fifth was on show earlier in the month at Castle Galleries in South Moulton Street – humorous, colourful and irreverent, as you would expect from him and as I remember him when he came to my university’s student union in Glasgow all those years ago when he was starting out in his career.
Art is now a major part of Connolly’s creative life, since he gave up live preforming in 2018, having been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2013 at the age of 70 and he draws every day, an inspiration not only to anyone stuck indoor in the current crisis but to those who have illnesses such as Parkinson’s disease.