I’m an author/educator/artist, specialised in Islamic architecture and geometric design. I have been active in Islamic geometric design for over 25 years and am passionate about the creative and educational opportunities this design tradition offers to a wide range of audiences.
My first book Islamic Geometric Patterns has taught thousands of readers around the world how to draw patterns in the same way craftsmen have done for centuries. I have an MA degree in the History of Islamic art and architecture from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London, and did one year at the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts. I give workshops and lectures around the world and am involved as a consultant in various educational and design projects in the Middle East and elsewhere.
During the pandemic, I opened a shop (www.brougs.shop) in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire with my wife. We sell homeware & gifts from around the world.
During the pandemic I also wrote a new book for my publisher Thames & Hudson. It’s titled: Islamic Architecture: A World History. Out in April 2023
(Picture right shows me on-site for a public art project in Dewsbury, UK)