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 ūüėČ […]

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 […]

Flux: A new stockist in Leith

Posted on Jul 24, 2014
Flux: A new stockist in Leith

Today I visited this lovely gift shop on Bernard Street, Leith and left some of my wares. A treasure trove of present ideas and bespoke gifts Flux has a strong fan base in Edinburgh. Home to a wide range of styles and creations, the shop brings together many independent designers and makers all under one […]

One of three Leith cranes

Posted on May 14, 2014

Yesterday I visited Leith and the three cranes that sit on Ocean Drive next to a casino. I finally made time to sketch one of these three cranes which are home to many pigeons and seagulls. The three stand together and one day I will return to sketch all three, but for now this will […]