Gaynor Goffe has worked with calligraphy since 1974. The traditional skills of fine penmanship can introduce a distinctive atmosphere for a wide range of contemporary applications. Commissioned calligraphic, work has included: letter-head, invitation, greetings card, book jacket, logo and packaging design, illuminated presentation and memorial panels, design and inscribing of certificates and diplomas. Gaynor is particularly interested in the more personal, creative aspect of calligraphy, working with painted backgrounds, gold leaf and collage, and experimenting with capitals and cursive scripts. She produces work for exhibition and sale and teaches traditional and experimental calligraphic styles, layout and design and calligraphic techniques in workshops and her own correspondence courses.