Close up on Christmas

Posted on Nov 29, 2016
Close up on Christmas

For this week’s WhereArtI I drew an Edinburgh institution, the beautiful festive garlands which wrap around the pillars of The Dome on George Street each year. The Dome is a wonderful building with stunning architecture both inside and out and for the past 20 years has been a welcoming venue to meet, eat, have a drink […]

WhereArtI : 14th November 2016 : Edinburgh

Posted on Nov 14, 2016
WhereArtI : 14th November 2016 : Edinburgh

Can you tell me where in Edinburgh I have sketched today? 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’. At the end of the month those on the wall will be entered into a […]

Christmas trees out in the rain

Posted on Jan 7, 2016
Christmas trees out in the rain

What a difference a few days makes at Christmas! Once a cherished member of the festive family, centre point of the living room and decorated in twinkly baubles. Now piled on top of each other, leaning against rubbish bins in the gutter.   The life of a Christmas tree, in pencil. Sketched thankfully before the […]

Merry Christmas from the Sketcher household

Posted on Dec 26, 2015
Merry Christmas from the Sketcher household

Merry Christmas everyone, happy holidays and all the very best for 2016. I hope you all are enjoying the time off and those working are looking forward to a well earned break in a week or two. I have worked in the service industry myself and know what its like to be working when it […]

Bright lights in the dark sky as Edinburgh’s Christmas entertains

Posted on Dec 17, 2015
Bright lights in the dark sky as Edinburgh’s Christmas entertains

It’s that time of year when it’s dark going to work and dark coming home, that is unless you work in the centre of Edinburgh where the city’s Christmas lights brighten up the sky.   I’m sure many of you pass by this sign a couple of times a day, it is above the Jenners […]

The WhereArtI Quiz, 14th December

Posted on Dec 14, 2015
The WhereArtI Quiz, 14th December

WhereArtI time and it’s close at the top of the Leaderboard, who will be WhereArtI champ 2015? Can you tell me where I am?   There are points on offer for the first three correct answers. Keep an eye on the facebook and twitter throughout the day for clues if they are needed. Answer to come before the end of […]

Edinburgh’s Royal Mile turned into a Street of Light

Posted on Dec 1, 2015
Edinburgh’s Royal Mile turned into a Street of Light

Last night I attended the first showing of the Street of Light, as 60,000 bulbs lit up the famous cobbled high street in Edinburgh.   The huge (19m high) installation came to life as lights flashed in time to recordings of the Edinburgh Choral Union Choir. A series of illuminated arches cross over the Royal […]

Christmas creations with the Sketcher twins this afternoon

Posted on Nov 21, 2015
Christmas creations with the Sketcher twins this afternoon

Get creative this year, and make some original Christmas decorations. This afternoon I spent some time getting creative with my children, both aged four and three quarters. But whether you have kids in the house or not there is no need to spend money on expensive festive decorations, relax and spend an hour or too […]

Edinburgh views as illustrated Christmas cards

Posted on Oct 30, 2015
Edinburgh views as illustrated Christmas cards

Although not quite November I would like to share with you my pack of six illustrated Christmas cards of Edinburgh scenes.   Christmas is fast approaching so now is the time to order your cards to send. The pack of six designs have a recommended retail price of £9.50. Left blank inside for you to […]

A memory of Edinburgh’s Christmas in pencil

Posted on Jan 12, 2015
A memory of Edinburgh’s Christmas in pencil

More new year organising and tidying of the studio today, and finding forgotten sketches on scraps of paper in boxes…. Another wintry day in the capital and one best to spend in doors I think, so I’m going through a few boxes of sketch pads and scraps of paper with doodles and notes on. I […]