The day Cirque Éloize came to the Mound

Posted on Aug 15, 2017
The day Cirque Éloize came to the Mound

Earlier this month I witnessed the incredible Cirque Éloize performing a few routines at the Mound in Edinburgh. I passed by with the Sketcher twins (aged 6) and they were in amazed as the dancers shimmied their way up the Scottish National Gallery pillars, hung horizontal from street lamps and juggled each other in front of […]

WhereArtI : 14th August : Scotland

Posted on Aug 14, 2017
WhereArtI : 14th August : Scotland

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 into […]

The Edinburgh International Festival 2017 launches with a spectacular light show

Posted on Aug 4, 2017
The Edinburgh International Festival 2017 launches with a spectacular light show

To celebrate the launch of the 70th Edinburgh International Festival St Andrews Square will bloom into glorious life with a light and sound show. The EIF runs from the 4th to 28th August and tonight the city will be lit up as part of ‘Standard Life Opening Event: Bloom’, an epic outdoor spectacle of light […]

Foodies Festival descends on Inverleith Park once again

Posted on Aug 2, 2017
Foodies Festival descends on Inverleith Park once again

The tents are beginning to be erected ahead of this weekends food festival in Edinburgh’s Inverleith Park. I cycled through the park on Tuesday and noticed preparations had begun to transform the park which lies just over the road from the Botanical Gardens of Edinburgh. I stopped to draw this sketch of the busy workers […]

WhereArtI : 31st July : Edinburgh

Posted on Jul 31, 2017
WhereArtI : 31st July : Edinburgh

This is a small part of a well known Edinburgh location – can you name it? 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 […]

Greyfriars Bobby, drawn in pencil, ink and watercolour

Posted on Jul 26, 2017
Greyfriars Bobby, drawn in pencil, ink and watercolour

A sign of true devotion, Greyfriars Bobby deserves a pat when visiting Edinburgh.  Skye Terrier Bobby belonged to John Gray, an Edinburgh City Policeman, who when he died in 1858 was buried in Greyfriars  Kirkyard. Bobby was then said to spend his remaining 14 years by the side of his master’s grave. In 1867 the Lord Provost of […]

WhereArtI : 24th July : Edinburgh

Posted on Jul 24, 2017
WhereArtI : 24th July : Edinburgh

Can you name this Edinburgh street? 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 into a draw […]

WhereArtI : 17th July : Edinburgh

Posted on Jul 17, 2017
WhereArtI : 17th July : 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’ for the month. At the end of the month those on the wall will be […]

WhereArtI : 10th July : Edinburgh

Posted on Jul 10, 2017
WhereArtI : 10th July : 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’ for the month. At the end of the month those on the wall will be […]

A very wet day in the capital, perfect weather for a new umbrella

Posted on Jun 29, 2017
A very wet day in the capital, perfect weather for a new umbrella

The rain hasn’t stopped pouring down today in Edinburgh, and thoughts go to a Scottish must have: The brolly. Together with wallpaper and lampshades I have always thought my black line art work would look great on an umbrella, especially with the artwork showing through to the inside, and what better a shape to fit […]