Drawing inspiration from the George Street Assembly Rooms interiors

Posted on Feb 16, 2017
Drawing inspiration from the George Street Assembly Rooms interiors

Join me for a sketching workshop inside the iconic Edinburgh venue in it’s 230th year with this one day only experience. Explore the timeless elegance and beauty, the enormous crystal chandeliers, gleaming gold leaf and giant gilt mirrors with a sketch book in hand, using ink and watercolour to bring your visit to life. With […]

WhereArtI : 30th January 2017 : Edinburgh

Posted on Jan 30, 2017
WhereArtI : 30th January 2017 : Edinburgh

Can you name this Edinburgh location 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 and they will go on to the ‘Winners wall’. At the end of the month those on the wall will be entered into a draw to receive […]

Surrounded by stunning details inside the Assembly Rooms

Posted on Jan 20, 2017
Surrounded by stunning details inside the Assembly Rooms

I’ve been trying to capture the beautiful interior flourishes which are all around inside the grand Assembly Rooms on Edinburgh’s George Street. This is a corner close up from the ball room and will make up one of my six new illustrations which will go on show inside the famous events venue later in the […]

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 🙂 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 […]