Sketching workshops at Lauriston Castle

Posted on Aug 14, 2015
Sketching workshops at Lauriston Castle

This summer I am running a number of sketch workshops at Lauriston Castle, in partnership with Edinburgh Council My first day of workshops took place in July and I am very glad to say, a sell out. Marketed for families just starting their summer holidays we had a good range of ages attending, and a […]

EdinburghSketcher sketching workshops – on Pinterest

Posted on Jul 27, 2015
EdinburghSketcher sketching workshops – on Pinterest

See photos from my latest Sketch Classes on this Pinterest board. Collected from various events I will add more as I go.   Included are ones from Lauriston Castle​ and Honey Pot Ceramics – Arts and Crafts Studio​ from over the weekend.  If you have taken any photos from the classes which you would like […]

A sketching workshop in nature

Posted on Jul 16, 2015
A sketching workshop in nature

I am pleased to announce I will be running a one day sketching workshop in partnership the Honey Pot Arts and Crafts on Sunday July 26th. Based in Ratho at the Edinburgh International Climbing Arena, the Honey Pot studio is huge, full of arts and crafts and with double doors to a secluded garden (within […]

Aged by a pencil, drawing the Sketcher twins

Posted on Jul 8, 2015
Aged by a pencil, drawing the Sketcher twins

Sketching the twins this afternoon over a coffee. I seem to have sketched the twins much older than their 4 years in this pencil drawing. I’m not sure why but  for sure the more detail I seem to put into a portrait then the older the subject can look. Another skill to learn for sure […]

The WhereArtI Quiz, 15th June

Posted on Jun 15, 2015
The WhereArtI Quiz, 15th June

Morning everyone, can you locate today’s WhereArtI and tell me where I am sketching FROM?   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.   […]

Fringe Schools Poster Exhibition Launch & Prize-giving Event

Posted on May 27, 2015
Fringe Schools Poster Exhibition Launch & Prize-giving Event

The Schools Poster Competition winner is announced today at the Museum of Childhood on the Royal Mile. I will be there as guest artist to say a few words and help congratulate the winner, who as well as having their design seen across the city throughout the summer, will also receive a cash prize of […]

The Scotland WhereArtI Quiz, 4th May

Posted on May 4, 2015
The Scotland WhereArtI Quiz, 4th May

Welcome to the monthly Scotland WhereArtI, can you locate this week’s drawing from somewhere in this beautiful country?   I am drawing somewhere in Scotland, all you have to do is tell me where. There are points on offer for the first three correct answers and bragging rights for a week 🙂 Keep an eye […]

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 […]

An extra hour… for sketching!

Posted on Oct 27, 2013

This morning the clocks went back in the UK, which pre kids meant an extra hour in bed, post kids means an extra hour playtime 🙂   I used my extra hour this morning for sketching with the kids, here they have a snack on the couch before joining me for drawing at the table. […]