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New art in the Haven cafe, in Leith

haven prints photoThe 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 the perfect reason to visit!

The Banana Flats sketch, top left is a giclee print which I have added watercolour too to create an original piece, is £49. The square Victoria Bridge, top right is also a giclee print from an original watercolour painted on location in Leith, and that is £65 in the frame.

A true locals secret this place is well worth a visit if in Leith, and much, much better value than many close by. Plus the walls are full of local artwork, what more do you want!

The Haven Cafe website


A limited giclee print of this new Edinburgh Castle illustration

edinburghcastle-2016_blueMy latest drawing of Edinburgh Castle is available as a numbered (1 of 10) giclee print in either ‘original black’ or ‘saltire blue’.

Last night I attended the festive shopping evening at the wonderful Paper Tiger shop in the West End of Edinburgh. The stafford street store is one of my newest stockists and it was a pleasure to meet some of the customers and talk about my work which is currently on sale inside.

For the event I created a new sketch of Edinburgh Castle and had printed just ten copies in original black and ten copies in saltire blue, which I signed, numbered and mounted to fit frames of 400 x 300 mm.

The Mounted prints are available in 'original black' or saltire blue'
The Mounted prints are available in ‘original black’ or saltire blue’

The word Giclée (“g-clay”), is derived from the French verb gicler meaning “to squirt or spray”, Giclée, is used to describe a fine art digital printing process combining pigment based inks with high quality archival quality paper to achieve Giclée prints of superior archival quality, light fastness and stability. The results are amazing and hard to differentiate from the original.

The prints are priced at £50 each and available from the stafford street branch of Paper Tiger. To reserve one of these very limited pieces of Edinburgh art call them on +44 131 226 2390 or via the website below.

Paper Tiger website

Below are a couple of sketches from the shopping evening, drawn in pen with a watercolour wash.