WhereArtI 26th November 2018

Posted on Nov 26, 2018
WhereArtI 26th November 2018

Can you name this week’s Edinburgh sketched location? If you know leave you answer in the comment box below. I will pick a random winner from all correct entries 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 […]

Autumn colours, as best as I could capture them

Posted on Oct 9, 2018
Autumn colours, as best as I could capture them

The beauty of Edinburgh’s green spaces are currently transforming into a wonderful colour show to rival anything our festivals can offer. Today I enjoyed a peaceful walk along the cycle paths of North Edinburgh, the old railway lines run beneath the roads of the city providing a traffic free and nature filled way to get […]

Dundas Street shops are full of colour

Posted on Sep 19, 2018
Dundas Street shops are full of colour

I have been meaning to sketch these three shops on Dundas Street for ages, I love the mixture of colours, railings and Georgian architecture. I must pass by this trio of New Town stores most days, usually whizzing by on the bike or car but this week I passed with time to spare so pulled […]

Drawing inspiration from the George Street Assembly Rooms interiors

Posted on Feb 16, 2017
Drawing inspiration from the George Street Assembly Rooms interiors

Join me for a sketching workshop inside the iconic Edinburgh venue in it’s 230th year with this one day only experience. Explore the timeless elegance and beauty, the enormous crystal chandeliers, gleaming gold leaf and giant gilt mirrors with a sketch book in hand, using ink and watercolour to bring your visit to life. With […]

The Dazzle Ship in Leith, Edinburgh

Posted on Jul 12, 2016
The Dazzle Ship in Leith, Edinburgh

Stunning reflections of the mesmerising Dazzle Ship by Ciara Phillips, in Leith as part of Edinburgh Art Festival 2016. The contemporary coloured Dazzle Ship docked in Leith (near Ocean Terminal) was designed by the Turner Prize-nominated artist Ciara Phillips and will be available to see until August 28th. Ciara Phillips’ Every Woman was co-commissioned by Edinburgh Art Festival and 14-18 NOW: WW1 […]

New Waverley Arches open on a sunny evening in May

Posted on May 26, 2016
New Waverley Arches open on a sunny evening in May

The 19 newly renovated Victorian arches on East Market Street are now open and ready to serve, so I went for a stroll along Edinburgh’s newest shopping district. Part of the £150 million New Waverley development which is transforming part of the Old Town, the Arches have been opened up and filled with some fantastic independent businesses, each of […]

Newhaven Harbour in glorious sunshine.

Posted on Apr 20, 2016
Newhaven Harbour in glorious sunshine.

I’m lucky enough to live close to Newhaven Harbour and love listening to the tinkling boat masts and seagulls circling above. I drive past the lighthouse (built 1869) often and yesterday did so with thankfully some time to sketch. I could sit for hours listening to the rocking boats in the small harbour, looking out […]

Afternoon Tea at The Scotsman Hotel’s North Bridge Brasserie.

Posted on Feb 9, 2016
Afternoon Tea at The Scotsman Hotel’s North Bridge Brasserie.

The Scotsman Hotel commands stunning views over Edinburgh from it’s North Bridge location, and provides an Afternoon Tea to match even for those with particular dietary requirements. As a ceoliac I follow a gluten free diet and although that is much easier to do so when supermarkets provide an ever increasing range of foods, eating […]

Merry Christmas from the Sketcher household

Posted on Dec 26, 2015
Merry Christmas from the Sketcher household

Merry Christmas everyone, happy holidays and all the very best for 2016. I hope you all are enjoying the time off and those working are looking forward to a well earned break in a week or two. I have worked in the service industry myself and know what its like to be working when it […]

The Sketcher Twins in pen and ink

Posted on Aug 18, 2015
The Sketcher Twins in pen and ink

Here is a portrait of the Sketcher Twins during the week they began their final year in nursery. They are are growing up quickly and were this week raring to go and excited to see all their friends at nursery.   I find drawing portraits harder than buildings, the more detail I add the older […]

The WhereArtI Quiz, 2nd February

Posted on Feb 2, 2015
The WhereArtI Quiz, 2nd February

8am on a Monday morning is WhereArtI time, I sketch and you tell me where. Usually in Edinburgh but as it’s the first of the month the answer could be anywhere in Scotland. Can you locate this week’s sketch?   The 2015 leaderboard is beginning to take shape, and with points on offer for the […]

Dozing on my knee

Posted on May 22, 2011

Here she is having a doze on my knee between feeds, and nappy changes!

Well meant

Posted on Feb 10, 2011

I sit here eating dairymilk and drawing a bowl of fruit, something’s not right there!