John Garvey is from Inverness. At secondary school he was encouraged to follow an artistic career, but ended up studying physics in Glasgow University. This set him upon a career in physics, something which he has never regretted. He has continued to draw and paint in watercolours, and more recently has taken up the art of the design and production of stained glass panels and windows.
As long ago as 1969 he encountered the work of the aquatintist, William Daniell RA. He held in his hands Daniell’s aquatint print entitled The Coolin, and was overwhelmed by its artistic impact. A determination to find out more about William Daniell set the author along a fascinating journey, culminating in the publication of this book.