Capture the stunning city of Stirling with my latest Sketching Day Tour

Posted on Jan 13, 2017
Capture the stunning city of Stirling with my latest Sketching Day Tour

Come with me this April to sketch Stirling’s imposing fortress and medievil old town in watercolour and charcoal. For one day only on 29th April 2017 I will be running a day of sketching workshops with The Curious Thing, drawing on location in this central and vibrant Scottish city. We will focus on pen and watercolour […]

Drawing the Collection at Surgeons Hall Museums’

Posted on Sep 20, 2016
Drawing the Collection at Surgeons Hall Museums’

On Monday I ran two sketching workshops at the wonderful and facinating Surgeons Hall Museums in Edinburgh. As it was the September Bank Holiday, I was asked to host two sketching events looking at the exhibits on show inside The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, which was initially established as a medical teaching resource but now welcomes […]

Sketching the West End tours this August

Posted on Aug 15, 2016
Sketching the West End tours this August

My sketching tours in Edinburgh’s beautiful West End are running twice weekly throughout August 2016. I am a week into my sketching tours and they are going great, despite last weeks showery weather my fellow sketchers created some great work while walking around the city’s thriving shopping and business district. Surrounded by stunning Georgian architecture and […]

Digital Sketcher

Posted on Jun 22, 2016
Digital Sketcher

Yesterday I had a go at sketching on my digital tablet. It was fun and I think it could be a useful string to the bow, but nothing I’ve tried so far comes close to the colours and creativity I find with real watercolour paint. I’ve only scratched the surface really, my tablet is a basic […]

Celtic creativity this Friday night at the National Museum of Scotland

Posted on May 12, 2016
Celtic creativity this Friday night at the National Museum of Scotland

Tomorrow an evening of Celtic entertainment takes over the National Museum of Scotland. With live music, Celtic inspired DJ sets, silent discos and even a silent ceilidh the evening should be a huge success. There will be food and drink served in the main hall and creative activities including facepainting and temporary tattoos on ffer […]

Sketching the secrets of the Royal Mile

Posted on Apr 14, 2016
Sketching the secrets of the Royal Mile

On the 23rd April I will be pairing up with Mercat Tours to provide a Sketching and Storytelling Tour of the Royal Mile. In preparation for this dream collaboration I tagged along on the Secrets Of The Royal Mile tour this week, and made a few sketches along the way. The above sketch includes three […]

Tools of the trade

Posted on Jan 22, 2016
Tools of the trade

Today I thought I’d show my sketching tools which I take around with me, my must have items to help me sketch on the go. It’s changed over the years as I’ve tried new mediums and left others out to save space and time. Most of it wraps up in a neat leather case so […]

My new Friday afternoon Art Class

Posted on Aug 20, 2015
My new Friday afternoon Art Class

My new Friday afternoon Art Class begins on August 28th and runs for six weeks, in partnership with Honey Pot Ceramics Arts and Crafts Studio.   I’m so excited to be starting a regular class for kids after school on a Friday. Based at the Edinburgh International Climbing Centre, Honey Pot run a number of […]

Sketching workshops at Lauriston Castle

Posted on Aug 14, 2015
Sketching workshops at Lauriston Castle

This summer I am running a number of sketch workshops at Lauriston Castle, in partnership with Edinburgh Council My first day of workshops took place in July and I am very glad to say, a sell out. Marketed for families just starting their summer holidays we had a good range of ages attending, and a […]

Drawings from the Lauriston Castle Garden Party

Posted on Aug 6, 2015
Drawings from the Lauriston Castle Garden Party

Last weekend I was invited to the Community Garden Party with the Lord Provost at Lauriston Castle in Edinburgh. The Lord Provost was there to award Edinburgh’s many volunteers, those recognised for their crucial contribution to local life. He said: “I want this celebration to recognise and reward those who make a positive contribution to our great […]