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, […]

Records smashed on the old railway this morning

Posted on May 2, 2018
Records smashed on the old railway this morning

This morning I enjoyed a jog along the many cycle paths in north Edinburgh and Leith. I started the new year with a new exercise routine, jogging a few times a week along some of the old railway paths that criss cross north Edinburgh’s streets, providing a hidden away peaceful and nature filled route along […]

WhereArtI 19th March 2018

Posted on Mar 19, 2018
WhereArtI 19th March 2018

Where in Edinburgh have I sketched? If you can you tell me where in the Scottish capital I have sketched then you could win a great prize. Email me your answer using the link below and I will randomly pick a correct answer tomorrow morning, who will then go into the monthly draw to win a prize. […]

WhereArtI 5th March 2018

Posted on Mar 5, 2018
WhereArtI 5th March 2018

Where in Edinburgh have I sketched? If you can you tell me where in the Scottish capital I have sketched then you could win a great prize. Email me your answer using the link below and I will randomly pick a correct answer tomorrow morning, who will then go into the monthly draw to win a prize. […]

A swirling snow storm envelopes the city

Posted on Mar 1, 2018
A swirling snow storm envelopes the city

As Edinburgh is covered in a snow storm I am stuck inside trying to capture the swirling white tornados across the street. This area across the road is known as ‘the squares’ although you wouldn’t know that right now as the paving squares are covered in snow. It’s hard to capture a scene when most […]

WhereArtI Edinburgh : 22nd January

Posted on Jan 22, 2018
WhereArtI Edinburgh : 22nd January

Where in Edinburgh have I sketched in this weeks WhereArtI? This week I am looking for the street name, if you know then click the link below to email me your answer. I will pick a random winner from all those correct on Tuesday, who will go into the monthly draw to win a prize. The prize for […]