WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Posted on Sep 21, 2020
WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Monday 21st September Can you tell me where I have sketched? A close up on a famous building in the city, but where? Leave your answer in the comment box below. Your comment will not show up until I reveal the answer. Closing time for entering is midnight tonight and I will pick a random […]

Early morning walk along the Water Of Leith

Posted on Sep 15, 2020
Early morning walk along the Water Of Leith

This morning the kids and I decided to walk to school and afterwards I thought I’d keep on walking. I’m lucky enough to live near the Water of Leith river that runs though the city and I joined it in St Stephens Park and headed along to Stockbridge. This is the view from one of […]

WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Posted on Sep 14, 2020
WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Monday 14th September Can you tell me where I have sketched? As shops reopen after the lockdown and the city streets are once again busy, have you passed this view during a visit into Edinburgh? Leave your answer in the comment box below. Your comment will not show up until I reveal the answer. Closing […]

In person workshops begin again

Posted on Sep 7, 2020
In person workshops begin again

Since the lockdown of 2020 began in March I have been unable to run my sketching workshops around Edinburgh. I am so glad to say they are now back on once again, albeit with some very important modifications. On Saturday I ran my first 2.5hour introduction to sketching workshop with Arienas Collective in the New […]

Sandstone steps

Posted on Aug 18, 2020
Sandstone steps

I just loved the sunshine on this ornate stone carving and the shadows leading down. This sandstone entrance to the Water of Leith cycle path is on ewhaven Road and is so beautiful. Have a look next time you are passing. The cycle path/ walkway runs along underneath the road from Leith to Trinity and […]

WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Posted on Aug 17, 2020
WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Monday 17th August Can you tell me where I have sketched? Steps lead down to a walk beneath the streets, but where? Leave your answer in the comment box below. Your comment will not show up until I reveal the answer, and I will pick a random winner from all correct entries and they will […]

Online workshop 2: Layering watercolours in Leith

Posted on Aug 11, 2020
Online workshop 2: Layering watercolours in Leith

In the second of my collaborative workshops online I will be looking at drawing with layers of watercolours, taking inspiration from the industrial buildings of Leith. Just a week to go before the second of our 75 minute Tuesday night workshops where we take a look at urban sketching and the various techniques you can […]

WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Posted on Aug 10, 2020
WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Monday 10th August Can you tell me where I have sketched? Usually full of crowds at this time of year, do you still recognise this city location? Leave your answer in the comment box below. Your comment will not show up until I reveal the answer, and I will pick a random winner from all […]

WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Posted on Aug 3, 2020
WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Monday 3rd August Can you tell me where I have sketched? August already, this strange year is passing awfully fast don’t you think?! Leave your answer in the comment box below. Your comment will not show up until I reveal the answer, which I will do before the end of the day. I will pick […]

A close up look along a familiar lane

Posted on Jul 31, 2020
A close up look along a familiar lane

This is Ramsay Garden just by Edinburgh Castle, near the top of the Royal Mile. Often photographed for the beautiful stairs that lie just to the right of this sketch I love the end of the street and wonder what is around the corner! This sketch was drawn with a fine liner pen, fade proof […]

Collaborative online workshops now available

Posted on Jul 29, 2020
Collaborative online workshops now available

So excited to be launching these fortnightly Zoom workshops with Edinburgh artist and teacher Cassandra Harrison. With Covid-19 stopping all my outdoor events I have had to stop all walking workshops until later in the year. However to keep everyone being creative I have started running online workshops which you can join in on from the […]

WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Posted on Jul 27, 2020
WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Monday 27th July Can you tell me where I have sketched? Just a wee bit late today sorry, is this really Monday already?! Leave your answer in the comment box below. Your comment will not show up until I reveal the answer, which I will do before the end of the day. I will pick […]

WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Posted on Jul 20, 2020
WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Monday 20th July Can you tell me where I have sketched? Do you recognise this ink and watercolour sketch, of a place recently reopened to visit. Leave your answer in the comment box below. Your comment will not show up until I reveal the answer, which I will do before the end of the day. […]

WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Posted on Jul 13, 2020
WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Monday 13th July Can you tell me where I have sketched? Do you recognise this pencil sketch? You may of stayed the night in this impressive Edinburgh building. Leave your answer in the comment box below. Your comment will not show up until I reveal the answer, which I will do before the end of […]