A Floral Carpet at Modern One

Posted on May 31, 2019
A Floral Carpet at Modern One

Today sees the opening of a beautiful art installation at the Modern Art Gallery which will transform before your eyes. 10,000 fresh red roses have been tightly laid out like a carpet currently look velvety, dark red and luxurious but over the next four months they will wilt and decay before drying as they lay […]

A stairwell with a view

Posted on May 30, 2019
A stairwell with a view

Take a moment to take in the beautiful views across the city from this window in the City Art Centre stairwell. I have been to the City Art Centre many times, to see new exhibitions as well as running my own sketching workshops and most recently with the kids to visit the Science Festival takeover […]

WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Posted on May 27, 2019
WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Can you tell me where in Edinburgh I have sketched this week? I was loving all the angles in this wee side street, leading your eye up the road. I’m looking for the name of the street I am looking into, good luck 🙂 If you know leave your answer in the comment box below. […]

WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Posted on May 20, 2019
WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Can you tell me where in Edinburgh I have sketched this week? 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’ for the month. At the end of the month one […]

Postcard art from around the world at the Out of the Blue Drill Hall

Posted on May 13, 2019
Postcard art from around the world at the Out of the Blue Drill Hall

The travelling annual showcase Twitter Art Exhibit was this year showing in Leith in aid of Art in Healthcare. Twitter Art Exhibit is now in its 10th year, each one travelling to a new location and supporting a new local charity in that country. Originally set up to raise money for a local library in […]

WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Posted on May 13, 2019
WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Can you tell me where in Edinburgh I have sketched this week? 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’ for the month. At the end of the month one […]

WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Posted on May 6, 2019
WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Can you tell me where in Edinburgh this figure looks down from? 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’ for the month. At the end of the month one […]

WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Posted on Apr 29, 2019
WhereArtI Edinburgh?

WhereArtI this week?

Calton Hill views over the city

Posted on Apr 27, 2019
Calton Hill views over the city

On Wednesday I was out sketching in the warm spring air, capturing the Edinburgh skyline for an upcoming feature with Edinburgh Evening News. The morning was overcast but as I started drawing in black ink the sun started to shine across the Dugald Stewart Monument with the Balmoral clock on one side and Edinburgh castle […]

A Walled Oasis in Granton

Posted on Apr 26, 2019
A Walled Oasis in Granton

This week I have been sketching at the Granton Castle Walled Garden, just around the corner from me. Granton Castle unfortunately no longer exists after it was demolished and the ground it stood on quarried in the 1920’s. The castle dated back to the late 15th century, was damaged and rebuilt in 1544, refurbished in […]

WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Posted on Apr 22, 2019
WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Can you tell me where in Edinburgh I have sketched this week? 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’ for the month. At the end of the month one […]

Robots take over the museum

Posted on Apr 19, 2019
Robots take over the museum

An exhibition full of nostalgia but also a glimpse of the future is wowing audiences at the National Museum of Scotland. Last week I finally got to take the family to see Robots, an extensive exhibition which tells the 500-year story of humanoid robots and what it means to be human. Set in five different […]

Old Town Sketching Tours

Posted on Apr 18, 2019
Old Town Sketching Tours

On Sunday I ran my first Old Town sketching workshop with the Patrick Geddes Centre within the 16th century Riddle’s Court. It was a privilage to be in the world-class centre for learning., which inspired by Geddes’ educational philosophy, fosters learning through ‘Hand, Heart and Head’, learning by ‘doing’. And that fits my method of […]

WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Posted on Apr 15, 2019
WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Can you tell me where in Edinburgh I have sketched this week? 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’ for the month. At the end of the month one […]