A new commission in a brand new building

Posted on Sep 6, 2018
A new commission in a brand new building

Today Lidl opened a new superstore on Easter Road, and they commissioned me to create a sketch for their wall. The brief was to show the new store as both part of the local area and Edinburgh as a whole. I really enjoyed sketching this out as it was a little stretch for me as […]

New art in the Haven cafe, in Leith

Posted on Apr 25, 2018
New art in the Haven cafe, in Leith

The Haven cafe provides fresh and tasty fry ups from its Anchorfield home in Newhaven. With friendly staff, fresh made to order food and scrummy home baked cakes it is no wonder this popular cafe is always busy. I love the fact I have a wall of framed artwork for sale there as it gives me […]

WhereArtI 5th March 2018

Posted on Mar 5, 2018
WhereArtI 5th March 2018

Where in Edinburgh have I sketched? If you can you tell me where in the Scottish capital I have sketched then you could win a great prize. Email me your answer using the link below and I will randomly pick a correct answer tomorrow morning, who will then go into the monthly draw to win a prize. […]

Fantastic art created in the National Museums Scotland

Posted on Feb 4, 2018
Fantastic art created in the National Museums Scotland

Prize giving at the NMS for this years Christmas Art Competition. Now in its 44th year the NMS Christmas Art Competitioni open to all ages and runs each winter just for the few days between Christmas Day and the New Year. Participants are givin paper and pencils and encouraged to capture any of the thousands […]

A new skill for a new year

Posted on Jan 10, 2018
A new skill for a new year

I was very lucky this Christmas to receive a pyrography set from Mrs Sketcher and I have been having fun experimenting since. It’s always great to find a new way to be creative and from my early experiences it seems pyrography, which is the art of decorating wood or other materials with burn marks is […]

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 […]

WhereArtI : 6th November : Scotland

Posted on Nov 6, 2017
WhereArtI : 6th November : Scotland

Can you tell me where in Scotland 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 morning, and they will go on to the ‘Winners wall’ for the month. At the end of the month those on the wall will be entered […]

Find Hidden Gems within the City Art Centre this Autumn

Posted on Oct 6, 2017
Find Hidden Gems within the City Art Centre this Autumn

A new exhibition starts tomorrow at the City Art Centre, showcasing some forgotten treasures from well known artists. Housed in the basement floor of the City Art Centre on Market Street the Hidden Gems exhibition brings together some of the venues lesser known objects from their 4,800 strong fine art collection. These pieces have rarely been seen […]

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. […]

WhereArtI : 21st August : Edinburgh

Posted on Aug 21, 2017
WhereArtI : 21st August : Edinburgh

Can you tell me where in Edinburgh 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 morning, and they will go on to the ‘Winners wall’ for the month. At the end of the month those on the wall will be entered into […]

WhereArtI : 10th July : Edinburgh

Posted on Jul 10, 2017
WhereArtI : 10th July : Edinburgh

Can you tell me where in Edinburgh I have sketched this week? If so click the link below to email me your answer. I will pick a random winner from all correct answers on Tuesday morning, and they will go on to the ‘Winners wall’ for the month. At the end of the month those on the wall will be […]

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 […]

WhereArtI : 26th June : Edinburgh

Posted on Jun 26, 2017
WhereArtI : 26th June : Edinburgh

Can you tell me where in Edinburgh 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 morning, and they will go on to the ‘Winners wall’ for the month. At the end of the month those on the wall will be entered into a […]

WhereArtI : 19th June : Edinburgh

Posted on Jun 19, 2017
WhereArtI : 19th June : Edinburgh

Can you tell me where in Edinburgh 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 morning, and they will go on to the ‘Winners wall’ for the month. At the end of the month those on the wall will be entered into a […]