Come sketching with me at this free event in Stirling for the Big Draw

Posted on Oct 19, 2017
Come sketching with me at this free event in Stirling for the Big Draw

This weekend I will be sketching in Stirling at the fabulous Engine Shed, Scotland’s dedicated building conservation centre. Run by Historic Environment Scotland, the Engine Shed is set up to encourage understanding of traditional building materials and skills among the public and professionals and raise standards in conservation for traditional buildings. It is a great place to […]

WhereArtI 16th October : Autumn Colours in Edinburgh

Posted on Oct 16, 2017
WhereArtI 16th October : Autumn Colours in Edinburgh

Can you tell me where in Edinburgh I have sketched? If so click the link below to email me your answer. I will pick a random winner from all correct answers on Tuesday morning. Through October I have 5 pairs of tickets to this years Foodies Festival Christmas event in Edinburgh. Each week the randomly picked winner will receive a pair of […]

Draw inspiration from your inner tiger for this art challenge from the Tailor Ed Foundation

Posted on Oct 12, 2017
Draw inspiration from your inner tiger for this art challenge from the Tailor Ed Foundation

Get creative and draw a tiger for this Edinburgh charity. The Tailor Ed Foundation is a charity set up to teach daily living skills to children with autism, they have been helping families in Edinburgh since 2008. Thanks to funding from the Big Lottery their services are available to families for free, but they are raising […]

WhereArtI : 9th October : Edinburgh

Posted on Oct 9, 2017
WhereArtI : 9th October : Edinburgh

Can you tell me where in Edinburgh I have sketched? If so click the link below to email me your answer. I will pick a random winner from all correct answers on Tuesday morning. Through October I have 5 pairs of tickets to this years Foodies Festival Christmas event in Edinburgh. Each week the randomly picked winner will receive a […]

Find Hidden Gems within the City Art Centre this Autumn

Posted on Oct 6, 2017
Find Hidden Gems within the City Art Centre this Autumn

A new exhibition starts tomorrow at the City Art Centre, showcasing some forgotten treasures from well known artists. Housed in the basement floor of the City Art Centre on Market Street the Hidden Gems exhibition brings together some of the venues lesser known objects from their 4,800 strong fine art collection. These pieces have rarely been seen […]

A trip to town, sketchbook in hand

Posted on Oct 6, 2017
A trip to town, sketchbook in hand

Yesterday I had a couple of meetings in town and drew from the bus ride into Edinburgh and a lunch break in a beautiful George Street building. Following on from my previous post about spontaneous sketching I thought draw from my journey on the bus, and with what I had to hand: a pencil and […]

Sketching for fun

Posted on Oct 3, 2017
Sketching for fun

Just found this in an old note book, from six years ago when the Sketcher Twins were in their first year. Reminds me of a time when sketching was more spontaneous, before going full time with Edinburgh Sketcher I had more time for quick no pressure doodles.  I must try to recapture this in my […]

WhereArtI : 2nd October : Edinburgh

Posted on Oct 2, 2017
WhereArtI : 2nd October : Edinburgh

Can you tell me where in Scotland I have sketched? If so click the link below to email me your answer. I will pick a random winner from all correct answers on Tuesday morning, and they will go on to the ‘Winners wall’ for the month. At the end of the month those on the wall will be entered […]

I love my morning coffee machine

Posted on Sep 29, 2017
I love my morning coffee machine

This morning is International Coffee Day apparently, but in my house most days start with a visit to this machine. You will often see me supping coffee in various wee outlets around the city, indeed it is where I honed my artistic skills and found my style so I have a lot to thank coffee […]

WhereArtI : 25th September : Edinburgh

Posted on Sep 25, 2017
WhereArtI : 25th September : Edinburgh

Can you tell me where in Edinburgh I have sketched? If so click the link below to email me your answer. I will pick a random winner from all correct answers on Tuesday morning, and they will go on to the ‘Winners wall’ for the month. At the end of the month those on the wall will be entered into […]