Scottish wild flowers in Victoria Park

Posted on Sep 21, 2017
Scottish wild flowers in Victoria Park

There is a beautiful patch of wild looking flowers in Victoria Park running alongside the cycle path entrance and tunnel which runs under Craighall Road. Yesterday I took and hour to capture a small selection in ink and watercolour. Drawing for me has always been a way of relaxing, of taking time out of an […]

A business trip to the Zoo

Posted on Sep 15, 2017
A business trip to the Zoo

This week I was asked by The Leith Agency to run a drawing activity for one of their clients, at a corporate event inside the Chimpanzee enclosure at Edinburgh Zoo. My workshops and sketching tours usually happen in grand architecture filled locations like the West End or beautifully tranquil gardens such as that of Lauriston Castle. […]

WhereArtI : 21st August : Edinburgh

Posted on Aug 21, 2017
WhereArtI : 21st August : Edinburgh

Can you tell me where in Edinburgh I have sketched? If so click the link below to email me your answer. I will pick a random winner from all correct answers on Tuesday morning, and they will go on to the ‘Winners wall’ for the month. At the end of the month those on the wall will be entered into […]

The day Cirque Éloize came to the Mound

Posted on Aug 15, 2017
The day Cirque Éloize came to the Mound

Earlier this month I witnessed the incredible Cirque Éloize performing a few routines at the Mound in Edinburgh. I passed by with the Sketcher twins (aged 6) and they were in amazed as the dancers shimmied their way up the Scottish National Gallery pillars, hung horizontal from street lamps and juggled each other in front of […]

WhereArtI : 7th August : Scotland

Posted on Aug 7, 2017
WhereArtI : 7th August : Scotland

Can you tell me where in Scotland I have sketched this week? If so click the link below to email me your answer. I will pick a random winner from all correct answers on Tuesday morning, and they will go on to the ‘Winners wall’ for the month. At the end of the month those on the wall will […]

Greyfriars Bobby, drawn in pencil, ink and watercolour

Posted on Jul 26, 2017
Greyfriars Bobby, drawn in pencil, ink and watercolour

A sign of true devotion, Greyfriars Bobby deserves a pat when visiting Edinburgh.  Skye Terrier Bobby belonged to John Gray, an Edinburgh City Policeman, who when he died in 1858 was buried in Greyfriars  Kirkyard. Bobby was then said to spend his remaining 14 years by the side of his master’s grave. In 1867 the Lord Provost of […]

Southerness Lighthouse on the Solway Firth

Posted on Jul 20, 2017
Southerness Lighthouse on the Solway Firth

Today’s drawing of Southerness Lighthouse in Dumfries & Galloway on the Solway Firth coast. I started with a pencil drawing of the lighthouse from our ideally situated holiday cottage, before adding colour with the subtle shades of the Spectrum Aqua Blend watercolour pencils from Crafter’s Companion UK. One of the main landmarks in the village […]

WhereArtI : 10th July : Edinburgh

Posted on Jul 10, 2017
WhereArtI : 10th July : Edinburgh

Can you tell me where in Edinburgh I have sketched this week? If so click the link below to email me your answer. I will pick a random winner from all correct answers on Tuesday morning, and they will go on to the ‘Winners wall’ for the month. At the end of the month those on the wall will be […]

WhereArtI : 26th June : Edinburgh

Posted on Jun 26, 2017
WhereArtI : 26th June : Edinburgh

Can you tell me where in Edinburgh I have sketched? If so click the link below to email me your answer. I will pick a random winner from all correct answers on Tuesday morning, and they will go on to the ‘Winners wall’ for the month. At the end of the month those on the wall will be entered into a […]

WhereArtI : 19th June : Edinburgh

Posted on Jun 19, 2017
WhereArtI : 19th June : Edinburgh

Can you tell me where in Edinburgh I have sketched? If so click the link below to email me your answer. I will pick a random winner from all correct answers on Tuesday morning, and they will go on to the ‘Winners wall’ for the month. At the end of the month those on the wall will be entered into a […]