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Lord Richard-Fouad MacLeod

Calligrapher, Artist

As a child, Lord Richard-Fouad MacLeod studied Arabic Calligraphy in Saudi Arabia under the auspices of his father, himself an accomplished artist and calligrapher who fervently encouraged his son’s growing interests.

Allah by Richard-Fouad MacLeod (c)

Allah by Richard-Fouad MacLeod (c)

Now, at the age of 42, as well as being an Islamic / Arabic calligrapher, Richard is an architect, a photographer, a film-maker, a poet, and writer. He has a BSc in Architecture and an MA in Film and Documentary Making. He has won awards for his photography and film-making.

Kon - Be the Change by Richard-Fouad MacLeod (c)

Kon – Be the Change by Richard-Fouad MacLeod (c)

Richard”s art is always about the beauty of imperfection – the beauty of humanity. Being himself mixed race and faith, he is very keen on exploring harmony, coexistence and diversity; and his unique experience of wealth, poverty, success, failure, asylum seeking, diaspora, along with many other experiences gives him a unique insight and a wealth of emotions to dip his brushes in.

Mohammad by Richard-Fouad MacLeod (c)

Mohammad by Richard-Fouad MacLeod (c)

His art has been exhibited in the UK, USA, Turkey, Egypt and Dubai. His paintings have been sold around the world.

Nabi - Prophet by Richard-Fouad MacLeod (c)

Nabi – Prophet by Richard-Fouad MacLeod (c)

David Cameron and Boris Johnson are reportedly owners of his work.

The Three Heroes by Richard-Fouad MacLeod (c)

The Three Heroes by Richard-Fouad MacLeod (c)

Richard’s MA in Arabic Calligraphy, relates specifically to its design and influence on the Islamic-British identity – it draws profound parallels across the many varied fields of artistic endeavour and reveals the broad and powerful influences which the world of artistic expression exercises over everyday life. His study combinated in producing the first British-Arabic calligraphy script in history which Richard called QEII ( Queen Elizabeth II).

QEII Script by Richard-Fouad MacLeod (c)

QEII Script by Richard-Fouad MacLeod (c)

Richard currently has an exhibition on at Kala Sangham Arts Centre, Bradford, UK. It is on until December 2014. The exhbition is titled ‘Love Actually’.

Ali by Richard-Fouad MacLeod (c)

Ali by Richard-Fouad MacLeod (c)

All images (c) Richard-Fouad MacLeod
Main image (c) Samir Malik / Richard-Fouad MacLeod

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