Edinburgh International Science Festival launched with an evening of messy fun

Posted on Mar 30, 2018
Edinburgh International Science Festival launched with an evening of messy fun

Last night I sketched at the Edinburgh International Science Festival launch night at the City Art Centre in Market Street. 24 hours ago I was creating sparkly slime on the third floor of the City Art Centre. Protected with goggles and an apron I miced my sticky potion until once happy with the consistancy, I launched […]

Giant Lanterns light up Edinburgh Zoo

Posted on Jan 31, 2018
Giant Lanterns light up Edinburgh Zoo

Edinburgh Zoo is currently lit by an installation of over 450 dazzling giant lanterns. Each night during the winter Edinburgh Zoo has been transforming from a world class animal attraction destination into a world of light and wonder as the Giant Lanterns of China illuminate a mile long trail of life size animal lanterns and performing […]

A business trip to the Zoo

Posted on Sep 15, 2017
A business trip to the Zoo

This week I was asked by The Leith Agency to run a drawing activity for one of their clients, at a corporate event inside the Chimpanzee enclosure at Edinburgh Zoo. My workshops and sketching tours usually happen in grand architecture filled locations like the West End or beautifully tranquil gardens such as that of Lauriston Castle. […]

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 […]

The Borders Book Festival is launched from the top of The Glasshouse

Posted on Apr 28, 2017
The Borders Book Festival is launched from the top of The Glasshouse

Earlier this week the Borders Book Festival was officially launched overlooked by Calton Hill in the stunning roof top venue of The Glasshouse Hotel on Greenside Lane, Edinburgh. I hope to be involved this year sketching from the four day festival which takes place each year within the walled gardens of Harmony House in the centre […]

Botanic Lights once more illuminates and transforms the Royal Botanical Gardens of Edinburgh

Posted on Oct 24, 2016
Botanic Lights once more illuminates and transforms the Royal Botanical Gardens of Edinburgh

As green spaces are turned orange with fallen leaves and the evenings are getting darker quicker, it is time once again to wrap up warm and head to Edinburgh’s Botanic gardens for a light show to amaze and stimulate. After being out of the country for a week it was great to be back in […]

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 […]

Celtic creativity this Friday night at the National Museum of Scotland

Posted on May 12, 2016
Celtic creativity this Friday night at the National Museum of Scotland

Tomorrow an evening of Celtic entertainment takes over the National Museum of Scotland. With live music, Celtic inspired DJ sets, silent discos and even a silent ceilidh the evening should be a huge success. There will be food and drink served in the main hall and creative activities including facepainting and temporary tattoos on ffer […]

Celebrating the Queen’s 90th birthday on board Britannia

Posted on Apr 25, 2016
Celebrating the Queen’s 90th birthday on board Britannia

On Thursday 22nd April I was asked to create this sketch of the celebrations on board the Royal Yacht Britannia, in Leith. There was a celebratory mood on board, helped by the brass band sounds from The Musical Mariners’ Band,who played on the dock and cake an fizz for all who came aboard. The music […]

The Camera Obscura, on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile

Posted on Mar 24, 2016
The Camera Obscura, on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile

My sketch of the Camera Obscura and World of Illusion, which has delighted and intrigued people in Edinburgh for over 150 years Mirrors, lenses and daylight combine to produce a moving panorama of Edinburgh’s city centre, projected onto a viewing table within the mid 19th Century purpose built visitor attraction.   Over six floors of optical […]