Buy a limited print commissioned to mark 10 years since the Make Poverty History march in Edinburgh

Posted on Jul 2, 2015
Buy a limited print commissioned to mark 10 years since the Make Poverty History march in Edinburgh

Ten years ago today world leaders came to Edinburgh for the G8 summit, and with them around hundreds of thousands of demonstrators who marched through the city in the hope of forcing those leaders to cancel world debt. On July 2nd 2005, 200,000 people caused Edinburgh to come to a standstill, as the Make Poverty […]

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Blogmanay, Day 3

Posted on Jan 1, 2015
Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Blogmanay, Day 3

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a great night. I was sketching at the world famous Edinburgh Street Party with over 80,000 revellers from around the globe.   Armed with my torch light, pen and watercolours I set off into the crowded streets of Edinburgh to see what I could capture in my […]

The perfect view for breakfast in Edinburgh

Posted on Apr 29, 2014
The perfect view for breakfast in Edinburgh

A visit to the Apex International Hotel in Edinburgh’s Grassmarket provides a stunning view. The fifth floor restaurant boasts 2 AA Rosettes and an exciting menu of Scottish cuisine, focusing on locally sourced seasonal produce. As well as serving breakfast for hotel guests the restaurant also serves a 3 course dinner menu between 5.30pm and 9.30pm, […]

Sketches from on board an Edinburgh Tram

Posted on Apr 14, 2014
Sketches from on board an Edinburgh Tram

This morning I was one of the lucky few to take a ride on one of Edinburgh’s brand new trams, from St Andrew Square to the Airport and back. The first thing I noticed once on board was how big the tram is, like the Tardis from Doctor Who the interior looks much larger and […]

Equal rights in Scotland

Posted on Feb 5, 2014
Equal rights in Scotland

Celebrations in Edinburgh and throughout Scotland as the Scottish Parliament in Holyrood passed laws to legalise marriage between same sex couples.   Scotland became only the 17th country in the world to adopt the change and MSPs voted overwhelmingly in favour; 150 for, 18 against. The debate was bitterly fought by supporters and non-supporters, but […]

Edinburgh Castle, drawn from the south

Posted on Oct 6, 2013

Pen in hand, I attacked Edinburgh Castle from the around the back.   A view many of you may not recognise this, it is in fact Edinburgh Castle, as see from Castle Terrace.   I don’t really plan my sketches as such, disregarding the pencil and diving straight in with permanent pen. Originally this was […]

Cousins across the pond

Posted on Sep 15, 2012

Edinburgh Castle, the Cuilin Hills, a Highland cow and some heather all add up to give this portrait a definite Scottish twist.

Oh what a view..

Posted on Sep 10, 2012

Followers will know this is a fave haunt for the EdinburghSketcher and family but even I still havent seen eveything they have to show. On Saturday I took the lift to the top, the seventh floor infact and stepped out into the Roof Terrace garden.

Fireworks Music Workshop

Posted on Sep 4, 2012

…It was very interesting to hear how the music is chosen and then combined with the many thousands of fireworks to create a wonderful show that will light the sky over Edinburgh tonight (Sunday)…

Olympics rain

Posted on Jul 23, 2012

Ever tried to draw and paint in the rain? Well there’s a reason for that! Interesting effect though don’t you agree?

A Royal view

Posted on Jan 24, 2012

This is the view of Edinburgh Castle from the top, through the trees and over the roof tops. It’s one of my favourite views of the castle…

A sketchy glimpse of the Castle

Posted on Jan 17, 2012

The image only lasts for a second or two as you pass over the bridge which spans the Water of Leith

Down the barrel

Posted on Nov 30, 2011

But best of all must be the amazing views from the thick stone walls that surround the fortress