New art in the Haven cafe, in Leith

Posted on Apr 25, 2018
New art in the Haven cafe, in Leith

The Haven cafe provides fresh and tasty fry ups from its Anchorfield home in Newhaven. With friendly staff, fresh made to order food and scrummy home baked cakes it is no wonder this popular cafe is always busy. I love the fact I have a wall of framed artwork for sale there as it gives me […]

Filling the shelves at the Scottish Design Exchange

Posted on Apr 13, 2018
Filling the shelves at the Scottish Design Exchange

After a few days away relaxing with the family last week this last few days has seen me catching up in all directions. Replying to new enquiries, sending out quotes and packing up merchandise orders is great, as is returning to a voice message from the Scottish Design Exchange in Ocean Terminal, asking for more stock as the shelves […]

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 […]

The Shore, Leith with India ink

Posted on Feb 8, 2017
The Shore, Leith with India ink

A time-lapse video of myself painting The Shore in Leith using a brush and black India ink. My India ink sketch shows Edinburgh’s beautiful docks in Leith, and this stretch of gable ended houses line The Shore, and area of restaurants, cafe’s and pubs. Perfect for a late afternoon summers walk. Using the India ink with […]

Interesting lines across Chancelot Mill in Leith

Posted on Feb 1, 2017
Interesting lines across Chancelot Mill in Leith

Yesterday I had a little time free so headed along to Leith in the car looking for interesting places to sketch. I love how the telephone lines split away over the sketch from the wooden post. With the heavy dirty lines of the mill behind this makes for an appealing view, for me anyway 😉 […]

Never a wasted journey in Leith, Edinburgh

Posted on Sep 22, 2016
Never a wasted journey in Leith, Edinburgh

When recently at Leith Regestry Office without an appointment I had time to spare, and time to sketch. Behind the beautiful building which houses Leith Library and Registry Office is the Leith Theatre, which is also home to the Thomas Morton Hall. The theatre was a gift from the people of Edinburgh to the people of Leith […]

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 […]

The Royal Yacht Britannia created from Lego bricks

Posted on Feb 14, 2016
The Royal Yacht Britannia created from Lego bricks

Lego is everywhere in Edinburgh at the moment, including the Royal Yacht Britannia in Ocean Terminal, Leith. Visit the five-star visitor attraction, regularly voted the UKs best attraction, just now and you will find an 11 foot Lego model of the ship on display. Using 40,000 bricks it took Lego model maker and Arbroath fisherman Jim […]

Fascinating facts and fantastic food on board the Royal Yacht Britannia

Posted on Nov 26, 2014
Fascinating facts and fantastic food on board the Royal Yacht Britannia

Home to Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family for over 40 years the Royal Yacht Britannia has sailed over 1 million miles around the world.   Now permanently berthed at Ocean Terminal in Leith, the five-star attraction is one of Edinburgh’s must see destinations for visitors to the city, however for the Sketcher […]

Edinburgh screen printed 100% cotton bags

Posted on Oct 21, 2014
Edinburgh screen printed 100% cotton bags

On 20th October a 5 pence tax on all shopping bags came into force in Scotland. Perfect time to invest in an Edinburgh Sketcher cotton bag.   Afternoon Edinburgh, I hope you are all well and enjoying the sunshine, albeit with a cold wind too. Here are my latest additions to my online shop. 100% cotton […]