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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

WhereArtI : 10th October 2016 : Edinburgh

Posted on Oct 10, 2016
WhereArtI : 10th October 2016 : Edinburgh

Can you tell me where in Edinburgh I have sketched today? If so 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 ‘Winners wall’. At the end of the month those on the wall will be entered into a draw […]

Festival Theatre sketching with the Edinburgh International Festival

Posted on Aug 19, 2016
Festival Theatre sketching with the Edinburgh International Festival

Super excited to be back sketching in the theatre and watching Scottish Ballet perform MC14/22 (Ceci est mon corps) at the Festival Theatre. MC14/22 is an emotional piece, sometimes violent, tender, confusing but ulitmately unforgettable. Using 12 male dancers it’s energetic and intense choreography is inspired by St Mark’s version of The Last Supper in the Bible: ‘Take, […]

The Dazzle Ship in Leith, Edinburgh

Posted on Jul 12, 2016
The Dazzle Ship in Leith, Edinburgh

Stunning reflections of the mesmerising Dazzle Ship by Ciara Phillips, in Leith as part of Edinburgh Art Festival 2016. The contemporary coloured Dazzle Ship docked in Leith (near Ocean Terminal) was designed by the Turner Prize-nominated artist Ciara Phillips and will be available to see until August 28th. Ciara Phillips’ Every Woman was co-commissioned by Edinburgh Art Festival and 14-18 NOW: WW1 […]

Enjoying the Magic Festival with the Sketcher Twins.

Posted on Jul 6, 2016
Enjoying the Magic Festival with the Sketcher Twins.

At the weekend the Sketcher Twins and I soaked up some Summerhall magic. The Edinburgh creative hub for the arts is home to studio and workshop spaces, and is situated close to the east end of the Meadows park in Edinburgh’s south side. It’s a favourite place for me, drop in for a coffee or bite to eat […]

A day at the Edinburgh International Science Festival

Posted on Apr 1, 2016
A day at the Edinburgh International Science Festival

I spent the day at the City Art Centre, home to the Edinburgh International Science Festival until April 10th. With an aim to ‘inspire people of all ages and backgrounds to discover the world around them’ the two-week festival gives audiences amazing experiences through a diverse programme of innovative events. Although the festival is spread […]

A beautiful day in Edinburgh to bring the 2105 Edinburgh Festivals to a close

Posted on Aug 31, 2015
A beautiful day in Edinburgh to bring the 2105 Edinburgh Festivals to a close

I hope you are enjoying the sunshine in Scotland’s capital this afternoon and soaking up the atmosphere as Edinburgh’s many festivals build to a finale of tonight’s fireworks.   Here is a sunny sketch from inside St Andrew Square Gardens, as I was sitting eating my lunch on Friday.   I’m sure the busy thoroughfare […]

Sketching a dragon, at the Royal Lyceum Theatre

Posted on Aug 15, 2015
Sketching a dragon, at the Royal Lyceum Theatre

Dragon, the wonderful and moving story of a boy meeting a dragon, told without words and with amazing puppetry and stage magic that will leave you believing the unbelievable.   Created by Vox Motus, the National Theatre of Scotland and Tianjin Children’s Art Theatre, Dragon tells the story of Tommy whose life, since the death of his […]