A perfect January walk: sunshine, snow and blue skies

Posted on Jan 18, 2018
A perfect January walk: sunshine, snow and blue skies

Yesterday I went for a walk through the crisp fresh snow which had fallen overnight on Arthur’s Seat. The capitals extinct volcano sits in Holyrood Park and enjoys fantastic views over Edinburgh. On this occasion however I did not trust myself to climb to the top in such icy conditions so instead walked around the […]

Pen and Ink on Queens Drive, Edinburgh

Posted on Sep 9, 2016
Pen and Ink on Queens Drive, Edinburgh

Recently I was commissioned to draw this view from Arthurs Seat, as Edinburgh emerges from Queen’s Park as you drive/walk/cycle around the city’s extinct volcano. I am often asked what is my favourite view of Edinburgh and this is always in my top five (the favourite changes constantly depending on where I have been sketching) […]

The wee sketchermobile

Posted on Jul 25, 2014
The wee sketchermobile

Today I’m zipping around town meeting clients, potential stockists and printers. And all in my nippy wee Micra. It may not be the coolest of cars, but its cheap to run, great to park and can do 360 degree turns to make an Edinburgh taxi jealous. Here she is parked up on Arthur’s Seat.   […]

Inspirational running

Posted on Jan 23, 2014

I sketched this runner on Arthur’s Seat this morning, the park near Holyrood House Palace in Edinburgh.   It was a real speed sketch moment, one I would of once upon a time reached for the camera I now pull out the pad and pen and start scribbling away. The runner made a great silhouette, […]

Sketch a memory of Edinburgh

Posted on Jan 16, 2014

A recent commission carries memories of Edinburgh over the Atlantic.   This is one of my commissions from the run up to Christmas. A couple who had recently moved away from Edinburgh to a new life in the States wanted a sketch of their flat, along with the stunning view of Arthurs Seat which they […]

Green through the grey

Posted on Apr 29, 2013

This lunch time I got chance to use my new water resistant fine liner pens. My usual pens are slightly cheaper but the moment I add a watercolour wash the lines run and I can end up with a watery mess. See HERE for an Olympic example šŸ™‚ Not this time though, and it was […]

Arthur’s Seat sunshine

Posted on Mar 1, 2013

I’ve not been so well this week and so not sketching at all really. This morning though it was such a lovely day of sunshine in the capital that I took a walk through Abbeyhill and onto the Queen’s Park on my way to the office. I had to quickly capture this scene, the impressiveĀ silhouetteĀ ofĀ Arthur’sĀ Seat […]

Sunrise over Edinburgh

Posted on Nov 16, 2012

With no time to sketch when I woke, I took a snap from my camera and sketched this black ink and watercolour view from the number 8 bus into town.

Will I ever finish this one?

Posted on May 9, 2012

I remember drawing it though, from the car half way around the extinct volcano that is Arthurs Seat.

Through the trees

Posted on Feb 8, 2012

The hill is an easy climb for most and gives amazing views of the city and surrounding countryside.

Sitting in the park

Posted on Mar 3, 2011

Ten minutes listening to the birdies does wonders for the soul šŸ™‚