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 […]

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 […]

Happy 21st Birthday to Apex Hotels

Posted on Apr 24, 2017
Happy 21st Birthday to Apex Hotels

Last week Apex Hotels celebrated being 21 years old and I was invited to capture the occasion in sketches. A party was held at the magnificent Heights venue on top of the Apex Grassmarket, which has fantastic views over Edinburgh Castle. I have visited before for breakfast and here is a link to by previous […]

WhereArtI : 10th April : Edinburgh

Posted on Apr 10, 2017
WhereArtI : 10th April : Edinburgh

Can you tell me where in Scotland I have sketched today? 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 […]

WhereArtI : 27th March : Edinburgh

Posted on Mar 27, 2017
WhereArtI : 27th March : Edinburgh

Can you name this Edinburgh building hiding behind a row of trees? 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 […]

WhereArtI : 20th March : Edinburgh

Posted on Mar 20, 2017
WhereArtI : 20th March : 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 […]

WhereArtI : 13th March : Edinburgh

Posted on Mar 13, 2017
WhereArtI : 13th March : Edinburgh

Can you tell me where in Scotland I have sketched today? 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 […]

Spring has sprung with the colourful crocuses popping up all around Edinburgh

Posted on Mar 7, 2017
Spring has sprung with the colourful crocuses popping up all around Edinburgh

Signs of Spring: Lighter in the evenings, feeling warm in sheltered sunshine, and multicoloured crocuses flooding the capitals green spaces. I love this time of year, although I love most times of the year in Edinburgh. I think it is the change I like, just when you have had enough of one season another comes […]