Car free streets for #CleanAirDay in Edinburgh

Posted on Jun 27, 2018
Car free streets for #CleanAirDay in Edinburgh

As cars were banned from The Mound, Hanover Street and part of George Street for the afternoon I was asked to run a sketching workshop On Clean Air Day, which is the 21st June events were held throughout the UK promoting better, cleaner inner city environments for pedestrians and cyclists. Here in Edinburgh the City […]

Making montages in the New Town

Posted on Mar 22, 2018
Making montages in the New Town

Tomorrow I will be once again sketching with Arienas Collective. And with many dates booked in for 2018 there is plenty of opportunities for you to join us. The Arienas Collective experience is that of a friendly, relaxed creative hub in the heart of Edinburgh’s New Town. Run from a beautiful home environment our host […]

New Year New Skills at the Engine Shed in Stirling

Posted on Jan 12, 2018
New Year New Skills at the Engine Shed in Stirling

I will be running a series of workshops in Stirling this year at the Engine Shed, an educational conservation centre. Scotland’s first dedicated building conservation centre is run by Historic Environment Scotland. Since opening last year it serves as a central hub for building and conservation professionals and the general public, and is a fascinating place to visit. […]

Join me capturing Edinburgh’s Christmas in sketches

Posted on Dec 11, 2017
Join me capturing Edinburgh’s Christmas in sketches

Create your very own montage of festive sketches at the one off Christmas workshop in Edinburgh’s New Town Spend Friday 15th December with me picking up speed sketching tips both inside and out as we make our way around Edinburgh’s New Town, drawing some of George Streets beautiful decorations and spending some time in the Portrait […]

A wonderful evening at the Museum

Posted on Nov 16, 2017
A wonderful evening at the Museum

I hosted a creative workshop table at the latest Museum Late event on Friday, which was Jacobite themed to tie in with their current exhibition: Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites. The Museum Late events are always very popular with around 1500 people enjoying a drink and seeing the museums many artifacts in a relaxed atmosphere, […]

Sketching in the Engine Shed

Posted on Oct 26, 2017
Sketching in the Engine Shed

On Saturday I ran a sketching Day workshop at The Engine Shed in Stirling, somewhere I have wanted to visit all year. Opened earlier this year the Engine Shed is Scotland’s dedicated building conservation centre, run by Historic Environment Scotland. It serves as a central hub for building and conservation professionals and the general public. […]

Speed Sketching in the New Town and the Portrait Gallery

Posted on Sep 7, 2017
Speed Sketching in the New Town and the Portrait Gallery

I am very pleased to announce new dates for my popular speed sketching workshops, this time in the New Town with Arienas Collective, a new creative hub in the heart of Edinburgh. Join us as we explore Edinburgh’s New Town and Portrait Gallery with sketchbook in hand, using ink and watercolour to record our city tour. […]

Get creative this summer at The Arienas Collective

Posted on Jun 28, 2017
Get creative this summer at The Arienas Collective

A new collective is launched for Edinburgh creatives wishing to try something new. Yesterday I dropped in to see the new creative hub that is The Arienas Collective, situated in a delightful Georgian mews house in the New Town. The collective is a group of local artists (hopefully myself included) and designer-makers who are passionate about what they do, and […]

A Sketching Day inside one of Edinburgh’s most beautiful locations.

Posted on May 10, 2017
A Sketching Day inside one of Edinburgh’s most beautiful locations.

The Assembly Rooms Edinburgh recently opened its doors for sketchers. This Georgian venue, which lies at the heart of the New Town celebrates its 230th year in 2017 and to mark this, and the 25oth year of the New Town itself there are a number of one off events taking place. One of which was my […]

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 […]