Exciting times at the Palace of Holyrood House

Posted on Mar 12, 2018
Exciting times at the Palace of Holyrood House

As we enter our second week of March the temperature in Edinburgh is little above freezing causing my outdoor sketching sessions to become shorter and shorter! I was at the Palace of HolyroodHouse this morning for a meeting and update on the interesting changes soon to be happening there over the next two years. Changes […]

WhereArtI 12th March 2018

Posted on Mar 12, 2018
WhereArtI 12th March 2018

Where in Edinburgh have I sketched? If you can you tell me where in the Scottish capital I have sketched then you could win a great prize. Email me your answer using the link below and I will randomly pick a correct answer tomorrow morning, who will then go into the monthly draw to win a prize. […]

Running beneath the traffic on the old railway

Posted on Mar 7, 2018
Running beneath the traffic on the old railway

The North Edinburgh cycle paths are a lifeline for commuters, dog walkers and all those out for a traffic free hit of exercise. I have recently started running and am finding these traffic free sketches of tarmac a real blessing, they make up many interesting circuits around north Edinburgh and have the added advantage of […]

WhereArtI 5th March 2018

Posted on Mar 5, 2018
WhereArtI 5th March 2018

Where in Edinburgh have I sketched? If you can you tell me where in the Scottish capital I have sketched then you could win a great prize. Email me your answer using the link below and I will randomly pick a correct answer tomorrow morning, who will then go into the monthly draw to win a prize. […]

A swirling snow storm envelopes the city

Posted on Mar 1, 2018
A swirling snow storm envelopes the city

As Edinburgh is covered in a snow storm I am stuck inside trying to capture the swirling white tornados across the street. This area across the road is known as ‘the squares’ although you wouldn’t know that right now as the paving squares are covered in snow. It’s hard to capture a scene when most […]

WhereArtI 26th February 2018

Posted on Feb 26, 2018
WhereArtI 26th February 2018

Where in Edinburgh have I sketched? If you can you tell me where in the Scottish capital I have sketched then you could win a great prize. Email me your answer using the link below and I will randomly pick a correct answer tomorrow morning, who will then go into the monthly draw to win a prize. […]

A trip to Stirling by train

Posted on Feb 23, 2018
A trip to Stirling by train

The time getting from A to B is much better used on the computer or in my sketchpad rather than staring at the road ahead with hands fixed to a steering wheel. I am currently working on an number of projects with Historic Environment Scotland and in particular the team at the Engine Shed in […]

WhereArtI 19th February 2018

Posted on Feb 19, 2018
WhereArtI 19th February 2018

Where in Edinburgh have I sketched? If you can you tell me where in the Scottish capital I have sketched then you could win a great prize. Email me your answer using the link below and I will randomly pick a correct answer tomorrow morning, who will then go into the monthly draw to win a prize. […]

The Great War Stone on the Royal Mile

Posted on Feb 14, 2018
The Great War Stone on the Royal Mile

This sketch was created just off the Royal Mile, within the City Chambers courtyard and shows the beautiful archways which make up the street side of the quadrangle. Edinburgh City Chambers is the home of the City of Edinburgh Council, in Scotland. The “Great War Stone”, which sits central and surrounded by fencing commemorates residents […]

Surrounded by life in bloom

Posted on Feb 13, 2018
Surrounded by life in bloom

A somber few days with a family funeral and a reflective mood have meant a lack of drawing lately. I’m inspired by the colour and beauty of flowers around me to draw life back into my day. Hopefully I will be back out on the streets of Edinburgh soon, sketching my city.