Barony Street corner

Posted on Oct 17, 2019
Barony Street corner

This is Broughton Street looking onto the corner of Barony Street where last week I had my haircut at Paige Conner Hairdressing. Often I sketch when I get a few minutes spare or when I am on the way from A to B and something catches my eye, I view or angle of a building […]

WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Posted on Oct 14, 2019
WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Can you tell me where I have sketched? I see this rocket shaped building rising from the trees each week when taking my boy to his music lesson, but can you name the street I am travelling along. Leave your answer in the comment box below. Your comment will not show up until I reveal […]

WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Posted on Oct 7, 2019
WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Can you tell me where I have sketched? I was following the crowd this week, but where was I? If you can name the location leave your answer in the comment box below. Your comment will not show up until I reveal the answer tomorrow. I will pick a random winner from all correct entries […]

Yotel’s opening night bash, sketched in watercolours

Posted on Sep 30, 2019
Yotel’s opening night bash, sketched in watercolours

Last week I was kindly invited to the opening night of a hotel on Queen Street, Edinburgh. With hotels around the world the Queen Street address is Yotel’s first opening in Scotland, and sits in Erskine House, formerly office space looking out towards Fife. Appealing to ‘independent, tech-savvy travellers’ it was only right we were […]

WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Posted on Sep 30, 2019
WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Can you tell me where I have sketched? This is a corner of a street I pass through most days on the way into town, and there is also one of my stockists nearby. If you can name the location leave your answer in the comment box below. Your comment will not show up until […]

West End sketching in the sunshine

Posted on Sep 25, 2019
West End sketching in the sunshine

Last weekend I had a workshop with gift card and stationary shop, and Edinburgh institution; Paper Tiger. I have run workshop tours from the Stafford Street shop before but not at the shorter time of 90 minutes so I was a bit nervous of how I would fit in my usual amount of drawings. I […]

WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Posted on Sep 23, 2019
WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Can you tell me where I have sketched? This detail sits above a door of learning, which is passed by many in Edinburgh to perform and entertain during the summer… If you can name the location leave your answer in the comment box below. Your comment will not show up until I reveal the answer […]

WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Posted on Sep 16, 2019
WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Can you tell me where I have sketched? This old building has recently had quite a transformation, bringing a tradition back to the city centre which has been missing for nearly 100 years. If you can name the location leave your answer in the comment box below. I will pick a random winner from all […]

East Lothian Salt Pan Sketching

Posted on Sep 13, 2019
East Lothian Salt Pan Sketching

At the weekend I took part in the East Lothian Tradition Skills Festival at Cockenzie House and Gardens. After a couple of warm up sketches in Tranent we headed to Cockenzie House, a beautiful 17th mansion with stunning gardens, plus a cafe, bakery and gift shops. Open to the public most days, they have craft […]

WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Posted on Sep 9, 2019
WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Can you tell me where I have sketched? Can you give me the name and location of this beautiful city centre sculpture? If you know leave your answer in the comment box below. I will pick a random winner from all correct entries on Tuesday morning, and they will go on to the ‘Winners wall’ […]

African Woman and Child, an Edinburgh sculpture

Posted on Sep 5, 2019
African Woman and Child, an Edinburgh sculpture

This beautiful and emotive bronze sculpture by Anne Davidson stands in the south east corner of Festival Square. Scottish sculptor, artist and teacher Anne Davidson (1937 – 2008) was commissioned by Edinburgh City Council to create a piece to symbolise the city’s stand against apartheid. The sculpture depicts a woman standing with a young child […]

WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Posted on Sep 2, 2019
WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Can you tell me where I have sketched? Can you give me the name and location of this beautiful city centre sculpture? If you know leave your answer in the comment box below. I will pick a random winner from all correct entries on Tuesday morning, and they will go on to the ‘Winners wall’ […]

Fireworks across the night sky

Posted on Aug 30, 2019
Fireworks across the night sky

Here are all my sketches from a fantastic night at the closing event from Edinburgh International Festival for 2019 On Monday night I headed into town for my last bit of Festival fun this year, a trip to Virgin Money Fireworks Concert in Princes Street Gardens. I have been before a few years ago and […]

WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Posted on Aug 26, 2019
WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Can you tell me where I have sketched? I have removed the giveaway letters around the middle, but can you tell me what this city centre building is? If you know leave your answer in the comment box below. I will pick a random winner from all correct entries on Tuesday morning, and they will […]