WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Posted on Jun 17, 2019
WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Can you tell me where in Edinburgh I have sketched this week? This detail is inside a well known city centre building, but do you know which one? If you know leave your answer in the comment box below. I will pick a random winner from all correct entries on Tuesday morning, and they will […]

WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Posted on May 6, 2019
WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Can you tell me where in Edinburgh this figure looks down from? If you know leave your 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 one […]

Calton Hill views over the city

Posted on Apr 27, 2019
Calton Hill views over the city

On Wednesday I was out sketching in the warm spring air, capturing the Edinburgh skyline for an upcoming feature with Edinburgh Evening News. The morning was overcast but as I started drawing in black ink the sun started to shine across the Dugald Stewart Monument with the Balmoral clock on one side and Edinburgh castle […]

Cafe portraits

Posted on Apr 4, 2019
Cafe portraits

‘Catching up over a cup of tea’ I was up sketching in the cafe of John Lewis this week, early for a meeting. I love trying to capture people in my sketches, although I find it hard. It can be tough to communicate the movement, curves, colours and characteristics of a real life person, compared […]

WhereArtI Edinburgh? – Jan 7th 2019

Posted on Jan 7, 2019
WhereArtI Edinburgh? – Jan 7th 2019

Can you name this week’s sketched location? If you know leave your 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 one of those on the wall […]

A Field Full of Poppies

Posted on Nov 9, 2018
A Field Full of Poppies

My sketch to commemorate 100 years since the end of World War One, drawn in black ink with a red watercolour wash. This 15cm x 15cm drawing I created is now available to buy as either a limited print or the original, with a donation from each sale going to PoppyScotland, a Scottish charity for […]

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 […]

WhereArtI 8th October 2018

Posted on Oct 8, 2018
WhereArtI 8th October 2018

Can you name this Edinburgh location? If you know click the link below to enter your answer. 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 be entered […]

Hearty fare at La p’tite folie as autumn arrived in Edinburgh

Posted on Oct 3, 2018
Hearty fare at La p’tite folie as autumn arrived in Edinburgh

Last week I was invited to La p’tite folie on Randolf Place for a little sketching and scoffing… It was a windy autumnal evening when I crossed over from Melville Street to see the beautiful Tudor looking exterior of La p’tite folie on Randolf Place. Welcoming us in to the cosy warm interior we were […]

Autumnal West End gift card now available

Posted on Sep 28, 2018
Autumnal West End gift card now available

To celebrate sketching a window display in Edinburgh’s West End I have created a number of gift cards featuring my design. When I was asked to draw onto the glass window of Paper Tiger’s Stafford Street shop I jumped at the chance, it is great to see my sketches so big and a challenge to […]

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 […]

Edinburgh’s Cycle Hire Bikes are set to be released across the city

Posted on Sep 14, 2018
Edinburgh’s Cycle Hire Bikes are set to be released across the city

Edinburgh’s cycle hire bikes will be launched on Monday 17th September and last week I got a chance to take one out for a ride around Leith. Just Eat Cycles, named after the bike’s  sponsor, will launch with 200 bikes across an initial 19 different docking locations across Edinburgh. But this is just the beginning, […]

WhereArtI 3rd September 2018

Posted on Sep 3, 2018
WhereArtI 3rd September 2018

Can you name this Edinburgh location? If you know click the link below to enter your answer. 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 be entered […]

Tonal sketching with brush work only today

Posted on Jul 25, 2018
Tonal sketching with brush work only today

As an artist I am always learning and love to see new ways of creating art, simply reversing the way you work can create a new perspective. I always remember an art teacher telling me to look at my piece in a mirror because that is how a new viewer sees your work. Try it, […]