Afternoon reflections on Edinburgh windows

Posted on Nov 16, 2016
Afternoon reflections on Edinburgh windows

Yesterday I was near to the Meadows park in Edinburgh’s South Side when I noticed the beautiful reflections on the tall tenement windows. As the sun began to set over Edinburgh’s central park, the houses that run around the edge shone with a beautiful gradient of colours, with dark angular shapes showing the mighty trees hanging […]

WhereArtI : 15th August 2016 : Edinburgh

Posted on Aug 15, 2016
WhereArtI : 15th August 2016 : Edinburgh

Morning Edinburgh, can you tell me where I have sketched? 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 […]

A trip down memory lane, to the Ness shop on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile

Posted on Jul 1, 2016
A trip down memory lane, to the Ness shop on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile

Time for a look back to November 2011, and one of my first sketches as Edinburgh Sketcher. Five years ago I worked at the bottom of the Royal Mile in Edinburgh and would spend spare moments wandering up and down the famous high street, taking in the wonderful multicultural sights and sounds as the city […]

Newhaven Lighthouse, Edinburgh

Posted on Jun 28, 2016
Newhaven Lighthouse, Edinburgh

A symbol of hope, of solid if treacherous ground ahead, a shining light in the fog. Some of the reasons lighthouses appeal to people, they are often a subject of choice for photographers and artists and this fine example at Newhaven harbour in Edinburgh is no exception. Search for Newhaven Lighthouse Edinburgh in google images to see […]

The Royal Mile Primary School

Posted on Jun 28, 2016
The Royal Mile Primary School

A tardis style police box on the High Street, and a crossing to the Royal Mile Primary School in the Canongate area of Edinburgh. This sketch featured in the WhereArtI quiz for 27th June, with viewers asked to name the sketched location. I like to add in street furniture, often it is those details (the […]

WhereArtI : 20 June 2016 : Edinburgh

Posted on Jun 20, 2016
WhereArtI : 20 June 2016 : Edinburgh

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

WhereArtI : 28 March 2016 : Edinburgh

Posted on Mar 28, 2016
WhereArtI : 28 March 2016 : Edinburgh

Morning Edinburgh, can you tell me where I am sketching this week? The WhereArtI competition goes live every Monday morning at 8am, I sketch a location in Edinburgh, you tell me where I am. On the first Monday of each month however, the sketch could be anywhere in Scotland. There are points on offer for […]

WhereArtI : 7th March 2016

Posted on Mar 7, 2016
WhereArtI : 7th March 2016

This is your Scotland WhereArtI for March. Can you name the location I’ve sketched?   If you can you could win an Edinburgh Sketcher tea towel. I will pick a random winner this time tomorrow from the the correct answers.       The WhereArtI competition goes live every Monday morning at 8am, I sketch […]

Lunch Menu sketching at the North Bridge Brasserie, Edinburgh

Posted on Feb 19, 2016
Lunch Menu sketching at the North Bridge Brasserie, Edinburgh

A three course lunch menu of exquisite Scottish produce for less than £20 is definitely worth sketching.   When asked if I would like to sketch their new lunch menu I didn’t think twice, having recently sampled their Gluten Free Afternoon Tea.   Inside the beautiful oak lined interior of the Scotsman Hotel, once home to […]

Freshly baked cakes in a delightful location

Posted on Jan 26, 2016
Freshly baked cakes in a delightful location

What terrible weather in the capital today. Not to worry I have discovered a gorgeous wee tea room in the heart of Canongate sure to warm and fill you with cake!   Clarinda’s Tea Room, towards the bottom end of the Royal Mile is not new in itself, but new to me and has actually […]