Stone details from the Botanics

Posted on Jan 18, 2017
Stone details from the Botanics

This stylised architectural detail on a pavilion window is full of character and beautifully carved. One of my main reasons for starting Edinburgh Sketcher was to highlight the exquisite details found around the city which often get overlooked or missed in the everyday commute through the streets of Edinburgh. This one may be a little […]

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 […]

Frozen thumbs on a frosty cycle through Granton

Posted on Jan 12, 2017
Frozen thumbs on a frosty cycle through Granton

Frozen thumbs this morning after an early 5k cycle around Granton in the frosty sunshine. First time on the bike for a good while and hopefully the first of many, such a good way to start the day, tomorrow I’ll remember the gloves!! Sketch drawn with black watered down acrylic with a thin brush.

Merry Christmas everyone, from my home to yours!

Posted on Dec 28, 2016
Merry Christmas everyone, from my home to yours!

Filled with Christmas cards, family photos and happy memories. Our festive fireplace makes me happy ūüôā This is the Sketcher family fireplace, and looking at it makes me feel all Christmassy. I hope you are all having a lovely relaxed time with family and friends, or just enjoying some peace and quiet over the festive […]

Hawthornbank Lane in the beautiful Dean Village

Posted on Dec 28, 2016
Hawthornbank Lane in the beautiful Dean Village

This is the very pretty Dean Village which lies hidden away in the West End of Edinburgh. It’s a beautiful walk through narrow cobbled streets, idyllic wee cottages and peaceful walkways over the Water of Leith. And all just moments from the West End of Edinburgh’s city centre. I often walk through the village on […]

My Victorian Cycle postcards have arrived

Posted on Nov 22, 2016
My Victorian Cycle postcards have arrived

My new set of Victorian Edinburgh Cycle themed postcards are now available to buy in my online shop. I have been planning this set of cards for some time so am pleased to see them printed and available to buy. This time last year I was asked to run a sketching table at the National […]

Afternoon reflections on Edinburgh windows

Posted on Nov 16, 2016
Afternoon reflections on Edinburgh windows

Yesterday I was near to the Meadows park in Edinburgh’s South Side when I noticed the beautiful reflections on the tall tenement windows. As the sun began to set over Edinburgh’s central park, the houses that run around the edge shone with a beautiful gradient of colours, with dark angular shapes showing the mighty trees¬†hanging […]

Beach sketching in warmer weather, at Elie in Fife

Posted on Sep 26, 2016
Beach sketching in warmer weather, at Elie in Fife

A beautiful curved golden beach awaits in the small fishing village of Elie, in Fife¬†where the Sketcher clan and I took a day trip earlier this¬†month. Sitting on the sunny side of the Forth we looked out across the water to North Berwick and the Berwick Law, the mound in the distance on my sketch. […]

Never a wasted journey in Leith, Edinburgh

Posted on Sep 22, 2016
Never a wasted journey in Leith, Edinburgh

When recently at¬†Leith Regestry Office without an appointment I had time to spare, and time to sketch. Behind the beautiful building which houses Leith Library and Registry Office is the Leith Theatre, which is also home to the¬†Thomas Morton Hall. The theatre was a gift from the people of Edinburgh to the people of Leith […]

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 […]