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 […]

A sketching workshop in nature

Posted on Jul 16, 2015
A sketching workshop in nature

I am pleased to announce I will be running a one day sketching workshop in partnership the Honey Pot Arts and Crafts on Sunday July 26th. Based in Ratho at the Edinburgh International Climbing Arena, the Honey Pot studio is huge, full of arts and crafts and with double doors to a secluded garden (within […]

Calton Hill, from the Canongate Kirk Yard

Posted on Jun 18, 2015
Calton Hill, from the Canongate Kirk Yard

Graveyards can be beautiful places to draw in, the contrast between precise stone sculpture and overgrown, wild, natural habitation has always been a favourite for art students. I am often to be found sketching in church yards around Edinburgh and over the years Canongate Kirk on the Royal Mile has become a favourite of mine. […]

Autumn sketching for #EdinHour on twitter

Posted on Nov 13, 2014
Autumn sketching for #EdinHour on twitter

Last night I took part in some live sketching online, for 60 minutes during #EdinHour on twitter I posted several photographs of my sketch as it came to life.   As the people at EdinHour explain; ‘#hours are mass chat sessions on twitter on a given subject, virtually always on a regular basis such as […]