Christmas is building, in Princes Street Gardens

Posted on Nov 1, 2017
Christmas is building, in Princes Street Gardens

This morning whilst walking from the old to new town I noticed Princes Street Gardens is once again busy becoming a Christmas Wonderland. On a rainy day in Edinburgh with the leaves still changing from green to orange to red is it perhaps hard to imagine the city in it’s Christmas guise, but the season […]

Wellington, looking over Princes Street and The Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh

Posted on May 21, 2015
Wellington, looking over Princes Street and The Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh

I’m always keen to sketch a new angle, and this one of the Duke of Wellington statue on Princes Street is from outside the General Registers House. This memorial to the Duke of Wellington, and his beloved horse ‘Copenhagen’ was erected in 1852. It stands outside the Registers House in Edinburgh, at the corner of […]

A memory of Edinburgh’s Christmas in pencil

Posted on Jan 12, 2015
A memory of Edinburgh’s Christmas in pencil

More new year organising and tidying of the studio today, and finding forgotten sketches on scraps of paper in boxes…. Another wintry day in the capital and one best to spend in doors I think, so I’m going through a few boxes of sketch pads and scraps of paper with doodles and notes on. I […]

St Johns Church, Princes Street and Lothian Road

Posted on Jan 9, 2015
St Johns Church, Princes Street and Lothian Road

Today I’m just looking through my sketch books, a little early spring cleaning and noticed this drawing from a sunny day in June last year. On the corner of Princes Street and Lothian Road St John’s is a Scottish Episcopal church at the heart of Edinburgh. There is a terrace area with a few shops including […]

Edinburgh’s Christmas, looking splendid

Posted on Dec 19, 2014
Edinburgh’s Christmas, looking splendid

The weather outside may be frightful but there are beautiful glimpses of the capital at Christmas around every corner. Yesterday was mixed weather wise to say the least. As I walked from west to south and then east before back to the west I was soaked, shone on and treated to some amazing dark skies […]

Christmas views from the Mercure Hotel on Princes Street

Posted on Dec 6, 2014
Christmas views from the Mercure Hotel on Princes Street

At a meeting with the Mercure hotels on Princes Street this week I noticed just how close the hotel is to the Big Wheel. I am currently in discussions with the Mercure Hotel in Princes Street about supplying my EdinburghSketcher cushions for their newly refurbished rooms, more of which I will tell you about soon. […]

Poppies on Princes Street

Posted on Nov 7, 2014
Poppies on Princes Street

A Field of Remembrance has been created this week in Princes Street Gardens, next to the Scott Monument.   Thousands of small wooden crosses, each with a personal dedication and poppy, have been planted next to the Scott Monument.   The Field of Remembrance is open to the public for poppy week until Monday 11th November […]

Apple picking time in Edinburgh

Posted on Oct 11, 2014
Apple picking time in Edinburgh

One week from now, at 10am on Saturday 18th October the Edinburgh Apple store will open on Princes Street.   Situated opposite The Balmoral Hotel at the East end of Princes Street, the prestigious shop will finally open its doors after being clad in branded boarding for the past few months.   Eagerly anticipated the […]

The Summertime Big Wheel

Posted on Jul 21, 2014
The Summertime Big Wheel

The Festival Wheel is now up and spinning away, here is a sketch through the railings on Market Street. I wasn’t a fan at first of the big wheel making a summertime appearance. Why make every season look the same? But I’m sure it’s nice to sit in the wee pods without being wrapped in […]

A misty view of Princes Street Edinburgh

Posted on Apr 26, 2014
A misty view of Princes Street Edinburgh

A hazy day in Edinburgh yesterday, this a quick sketch from St Giles street looking down on Princes Street and the Gardens.   I had a meeting at Riddles Court yesterday, I’ll be sketching the interior before it is closed for restoration work later this year. But more of that later.   I had paid […]