Beauty around every corner in Edinburgh

Posted on Mar 22, 2017
Beauty around every corner in Edinburgh

It may not be the sunniest day in the capital and it seems winter is back for the time being, but that doesn’t stop the city’s beauty shining through. Walking through through the north of Edinburgh this morning I walked along Wariston Road and under this stone bridge over the Water of Leith. The bridge once […]

Striking colour scheme on Stevenson Road

Posted on Mar 16, 2017
Striking colour scheme on Stevenson Road

This housing building will be on many a peoples commute to work, I have often passed and admired the colouring of the exterior. I like a little unnecessary colouring, this building could of been a single colour, or blocks of colour but no. Instead we have half circles and symmetrical colouring. Bravo! Westfield Court lies […]

WhereArtI : 13th March : Edinburgh

Posted on Mar 13, 2017
WhereArtI : 13th March : Edinburgh

Can you tell me where in Scotland 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’ for the month. At the end of the month those on the wall will be entered […]

Spring has sprung with the colourful crocuses popping up all around Edinburgh

Posted on Mar 7, 2017
Spring has sprung with the colourful crocuses popping up all around Edinburgh

Signs of Spring: Lighter in the evenings, feeling warm in sheltered sunshine, and multicoloured crocuses flooding the capitals green spaces. I love this time of year, although I love most times of the year in Edinburgh. I think it is the change I like, just when you have had enough of one season another comes […]

WhereArtI : 6th March : Scotland

Posted on Mar 6, 2017
WhereArtI : 6th March : Scotland

Can you tell me where in Scotland 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’ for the month. At the end of the month those on the wall will be entered […]

Inspire your little ones with a trip to the Museum of Flight

Posted on Feb 28, 2017
Inspire your little ones with a trip to the Museum of Flight

A day of wonder for all the family, out at East Fortune Airfield. The Sketcher family are regular visitors to the National Museums of Scotland on Chambers street and whilst there recently twin number one noticed, rather appropriately, a flyer for the Museum of Flight in East Fortune. A place I had long thought of […]

WhereArtI : 27th February : Edinburgh

Posted on Feb 27, 2017
WhereArtI : 27th February : Edinburgh

Can you tell me where in Edinburgh I have sketched this week? 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 […]

The Café Royal, on West Register Street.

Posted on Feb 24, 2017
The Café Royal, on West Register Street.

The Café Royal is a true Edinburgh landmark, with its beautiful lines and exquisite stonework it has long been a building I have wanted to draw. Designed by architect Robert Paterson the elegant stained glass and Victorian plaster work make this a stunning building, especially when light up at night which it was when I visited just […]

Drawing inspiration from the George Street Assembly Rooms interiors

Posted on Feb 16, 2017
Drawing inspiration from the George Street Assembly Rooms interiors

Join me for a sketching workshop inside the iconic Edinburgh venue in it’s 230th year with this one day only experience. Explore the timeless elegance and beauty, the enormous crystal chandeliers, gleaming gold leaf and giant gilt mirrors with a sketch book in hand, using ink and watercolour to bring your visit to life. With […]

Coalhill in Leith, Edinburgh

Posted on Feb 14, 2017
Coalhill in Leith, Edinburgh

Early for a meeting in Leith I found time to draw this quiet lane which looks on to Sheriff Brae. Behind where I was drawing are bollards across the lane which narrows its way to a dead end in front of the Sandport Place bridge over the Water of Leith. Ahead you travel along Sheriff […]