Sketching in the Engine Shed

Posted on Oct 26, 2017
Sketching in the Engine Shed

On Saturday I ran a sketching Day workshop at The Engine Shed in Stirling, somewhere I have wanted to visit all year. Opened earlier this year the Engine Shed is Scotland’s dedicated building conservation centre, run by Historic Environment Scotland. It serves as a central hub for building and conservation professionals and the general public. […]

Scottish wild flowers in Victoria Park

Posted on Sep 21, 2017
Scottish wild flowers in Victoria Park

There is a beautiful patch of wild looking flowers in Victoria Park running alongside the cycle path entrance and tunnel which runs under Craighall Road. Yesterday I took and hour to capture a small selection in ink and watercolour. Drawing for me has always been a way of relaxing, of taking time out of an […]

WhereArtI : 20th March : Edinburgh

Posted on Mar 20, 2017
WhereArtI : 20th March : 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 […]

WhereArtI : 29th August 2016 : Edinburgh

Posted on Aug 29, 2016
WhereArtI : 29th August 2016 : Edinburgh

Can you tell me where I have sketched this week? I am somewhere in Edinburgh, if you know or want to guess click the link below to enter your answer. I will pick a random winner from all correct answers on Tuesday morning, and they will go on to the ‘WhereArtI wall’. At the end of the month those […]

A Weekend Drawing at the Museums

Posted on May 17, 2016
A Weekend Drawing at the Museums

Two very different drawing workshops at two of Edinburgh’s fantastic museums. On Friday night the National Museum of Edinburgh of Chambers Street hosted their latest Museum:Lates event, this time themed around their Celts exhibition. Revellers could take a break from the bar and live music in the main hall and chill out creating Celtic designs to […]

WhereArtI : 1st February 2016

Posted on Feb 1, 2016
WhereArtI : 1st February 2016

Welcome to a brand new Scotland WhereArtI for February. Can you name the location I’ve sketched below?   The WhereArtI competition goes live every Monday morning at 8am, I sketch a location in Edinburgh, you tell me where I am. On the first Monday of each month however, the sketch could be anywhere in Scotland. […]

Photography: A Victorian Sensation, at the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh.

Posted on Oct 25, 2015
Photography: A Victorian Sensation, at the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh.

This week I visited the current exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland in Chambers Street, Edinburgh. ‘Photography: A Victorian Sensation’ runs until November 22 and chronicles the birth of photography, from early shadows on a copper plate with the pioneering inventors, Louis Daguerre and William Henry Fox Talbot through the hugely popular stereoscopic photography […]

The WhereArtI Quiz, 11th May

Posted on May 11, 2015
The WhereArtI Quiz, 11th May

Welcome to a new week and a brand new WhereArtI – can you tell me where I am drawing?   There are points on offer for the first three correct answers and bragging rights for a week. Keep an eye on the facebook and twitter throughout the day for clues if they are needed. Answer to come before the end […]

The WhereArtI Quiz, 23rd March

Posted on Mar 23, 2015
The WhereArtI Quiz, 23rd March

Good morning Edinburgh and welcome to my weekly quiz, can you tell me WhereArtI?!   There are points on offer for the first three correct answers and bragging rights for a week 🙂 Keep an eye on the facebook and twitter throughout the day for clues if they are needed. Answer to come before the end of the day.   […]

The WhereArtI Quiz, 16th March

Posted on Mar 16, 2015
The WhereArtI Quiz, 16th March

WhereArtI Monday and this week it’s a relatively new building… but where in Edinburgh is it? There are points on offer for the first three correct answers and bragging rights for a week 🙂 Keep an eye on the facebook and twitter throughout the day for clues if they are needed. Answer to come before the end of the day. […]