WhereArtI 19th March 2018

Posted on Mar 19, 2018
WhereArtI 19th March 2018

Where in Edinburgh have I sketched? If you can you tell me where in the Scottish capital I have sketched then you could win a great prize. Email me your answer using the link below and I will randomly pick a correct answer tomorrow morning, who will then go into the monthly draw to win a prize. […]

A swirling snow storm envelopes the city

Posted on Mar 1, 2018
A swirling snow storm envelopes the city

As Edinburgh is covered in a snow storm I am stuck inside trying to capture the swirling white tornados across the street. This area across the road is known as ‘the squares’ although you wouldn’t know that right now as the paving squares are covered in snow. It’s hard to capture a scene when most […]

WhereArtI 19th February 2018

Posted on Feb 19, 2018
WhereArtI 19th February 2018

Where in Edinburgh have I sketched? If you can you tell me where in the Scottish capital I have sketched then you could win a great prize. Email me your answer using the link below and I will randomly pick a correct answer tomorrow morning, who will then go into the monthly draw to win a prize. […]

WhereArtI 12th February 2018

Posted on Feb 12, 2018
WhereArtI 12th February 2018

Where in Edinburgh have I sketched? If you can you tell me where in the Scottish capital I have sketched then you could win a great prize. Email me your answer using the link below and I will randomly pick a correct answer tomorrow morning, who will then go into the monthly draw to win a prize. […]

A perfect January walk: sunshine, snow and blue skies

Posted on Jan 18, 2018
A perfect January walk: sunshine, snow and blue skies

Yesterday I went for a walk through the crisp fresh snow which had fallen overnight on Arthur’s Seat. The capitals extinct volcano sits in Holyrood Park and enjoys fantastic views over Edinburgh. On this occasion however I did not trust myself to climb to the top in such icy conditions so instead walked around the […]

New Year New Skills at the Engine Shed in Stirling

Posted on Jan 12, 2018
New Year New Skills at the Engine Shed in Stirling

I will be running a series of workshops in Stirling this year at the Engine Shed, an educational conservation centre. Scotland’s first dedicated building conservation centre is run by Historic Environment Scotland. Since opening last year it serves as a central hub for building and conservation professionals and the general public, and is a fascinating place to visit. […]

A new skill for a new year

Posted on Jan 10, 2018
A new skill for a new year

I was very lucky this Christmas to receive a pyrography set from Mrs Sketcher and I have been having fun experimenting since. It’s always great to find a new way to be creative and from my early experiences it seems pyrography, which is the art of decorating wood or other materials with burn marks is […]

WhereArtI : 18th December : Edinburgh

Posted on Dec 18, 2017
WhereArtI : 18th December : Edinburgh

Where in Edinburgh have sketched this month? If you know 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 draw […]

Join me capturing Edinburgh’s Christmas in sketches

Posted on Dec 11, 2017
Join me capturing Edinburgh’s Christmas in sketches

Create your very own montage of festive sketches at the one off Christmas workshop in Edinburgh’s New Town Spend Friday 15th December with me picking up speed sketching tips both inside and out as we make our way around Edinburgh’s New Town, drawing some of George Streets beautiful decorations and spending some time in the Portrait […]

Rain falling on the windscreen in Edinburgh’s New Town

Posted on Nov 23, 2017
Rain falling on the windscreen in Edinburgh’s New Town

As the rain continued to fall today I sketched from my car. Sitting looking up towards Hanover Street and Goeorge Street I watched the traffic merging with the pipples of the rain falling down my windscreen. Shortly after sketching this I realised the rain wasn’t going to stop so made a dash for my destination. […]