Cafe portraits

Posted on Apr 4, 2019
Cafe portraits

‘Catching up over a cup of tea’ I was up sketching in the cafe of John Lewis this week, early for a meeting. I love trying to capture people in my sketches, although I find it hard. It can be tough to communicate the movement, curves, colours and characteristics of a real life person, compared […]

WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Posted on Apr 1, 2019
WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Can you tell me where city cafe is located? 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 of those on […]

Shadows on the old railway

Posted on Mar 27, 2019
Shadows on the old railway

I was out for a jog the other day when I was stuck by the glorious blue skies contrasting against the sandy stone coloured bridge, mottled with shadows. The bridge carries Great Junction Street over the old railway path, now a busy cycle route into Leith. I love these paths that criss-cross around north Edinburgh, […]

WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Posted on Mar 25, 2019
WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Can you tell me what is behind this Edinburgh door? 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 of those […]

A Human Touch at the Scottish Parliament

Posted on Mar 22, 2019
A Human Touch at the Scottish Parliament

This morning I was at The Scottish Parliament for the unveiling of ‘A Human Touch’ – an outdoor photography exhibition showcasing the impact human activity has had on the planet. As part of The Edinburgh Science Festival this free open air gallery of stunning artwork will be on show until 20th May. Amazing to see […]

WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Posted on Mar 18, 2019
WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Can you tell me the name of the road that crosses this bridge? 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 […]

WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Posted on Mar 11, 2019
WhereArtI Edinburgh?

WhereArtI Edinburgh?!

WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Posted on Mar 4, 2019
WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Can you name this week’s sketched location? 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 of those on the wall […]

WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Posted on Feb 25, 2019
WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Can you name this week’s sketched location? 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 of those on the wall […]

WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Posted on Feb 18, 2019
WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Can you name this week’s sketched location? 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 of those on the wall […]

Sketching within the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Posted on Feb 15, 2019
Sketching within the Palace of Holyroodhouse

On Tuesday I was lucky enough to run some sketching workshops within the state rooms for those visiting the palace. I was asked by the Royal Collection Trust to run a day of small workshops within the state rooms of the palace, to help visitors focus in on the details of the furnishings and decorations […]

Edinburgh Science Festival launch date

Posted on Feb 14, 2019
Edinburgh Science Festival launch date

This week I was at the Edinburgh Science Festival press launch and as it was half term, I took along the Sketcher Twins (now aged 7). To mark 50 years since Neil Armstrong became the first person to set foot on the moon, this years festival which runs from April 6th to 21st takes Frontiers […]

WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Posted on Feb 11, 2019
WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Can you name this week’s sketched location? 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 of those on the wall […]

WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Posted on Feb 4, 2019
WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Can you name this week’s sketched location?