Edinburgh views as illustrated Christmas cards

Posted on Oct 30, 2015
Edinburgh views as illustrated Christmas cards

Although not quite November I would like to share with you my pack of six illustrated Christmas cards of Edinburgh scenes.   Christmas is fast approaching so now is the time to order your cards to send. The pack of six designs have a recommended retail price of £9.50. Left blank inside for you to […]

Lothian Buses open their garage doors to the public

Posted on Sep 17, 2015
Lothian Buses open their garage doors to the public

On Saturday 26 September Lothian Buses will open its doors as part of Doors Open Day and invite the public to see inside the Central Depot in Annandale Street. Here is a sketch I did a couple of years ago when I went to the Doors Open Day. The Architecture is fantastic and worth seeing, as […]

The Sketcher Twins in pen and ink

Posted on Aug 18, 2015
The Sketcher Twins in pen and ink

Here is a portrait of the Sketcher Twins during the week they began their final year in nursery. They are are growing up quickly and were this week raring to go and excited to see all their friends at nursery.   I find drawing portraits harder than buildings, the more detail I add the older […]

The Usher Hall, a recent commission and now a print for sale

Posted on Jun 3, 2015
The Usher Hall, a recent commission and now a print for sale

This is the Usher Hall, on Lothian Road in the west end of Edinburgh. The city’s key venue for visiting national and international orchestras and the main venue for the Edinburgh International Festival.   The building owes its construction to whisky, as it was funded by Andrew Usher, a whisky blender who donated £100,000 to the city […]

The WhereArtI Quiz, 25th May

Posted on May 25, 2015
The WhereArtI Quiz, 25th May

Monday morning, and a tough one for you today – can you tell me where in Edinburgh I am drawing?   There are points on offer for the first three correct answers and bragging rights for a week. Keep an eye on the facebook and twitter throughout the day for clues if they are needed. Answer to come before the […]

Sketching reflections

Posted on May 14, 2015
Sketching reflections

Reflections of The National Records of Scotland offices in the windows of Waverley Gate, at the east end of Princes Street. Today I had a whole heap of meetings spaced throughout the day, all located around North Bridge and Waterloo Place. Whilst walking from one to another I noticed a clock tower of the National […]

The Scotland WhereArtI Quiz, 4th May

Posted on May 4, 2015
The Scotland WhereArtI Quiz, 4th May

Welcome to the monthly Scotland WhereArtI, can you locate this week’s drawing from somewhere in this beautiful country?   I am drawing somewhere in Scotland, all you have to do is tell me where. There are points on offer for the first three correct answers and bragging rights for a week 🙂 Keep an eye […]

A frosty act of kindness at Sick Kids Hospital

Posted on Apr 24, 2015
A frosty act of kindness at Sick Kids Hospital

It’s always nice to see an act of kindness, it can lift people like nothing else and provide a wave of optimism stretching out in all directions. Let me push the wave further by telling you that S.Luca Ice Cream sent a van load of creamy yumminess to Edinburgh’s Sick Kids Hospital today, enough for […]

The WhereArtI Quiz, 2nd February

Posted on Feb 2, 2015
The WhereArtI Quiz, 2nd February

8am on a Monday morning is WhereArtI time, I sketch and you tell me where. Usually in Edinburgh but as it’s the first of the month the answer could be anywhere in Scotland. Can you locate this week’s sketch?   The 2015 leaderboard is beginning to take shape, and with points on offer for the […]

The WhereArtI Quiz, 22nd September

Posted on Sep 22, 2014
The WhereArtI Quiz, 22nd September

Monday morning speeding around once again, and with it a brand new WhereArtI to test your observational skills. Can you name this Edinburgh building?   There are leader board points on offer for the first three correct answers, and keep an eye on the facebook and twitter throughout the day for clues if they are needed. Answers to come later […]