Time I sketched this Morningside landmark

Posted on Apr 2, 2020
Time I sketched this Morningside landmark

This is the Morningside Clock which now sits at the bottom of the road heading South out of the city. I often drive past this clock heading south and when I pass it on the way back I know I am home. The clock stands outside the now unused Morningside Railway Station, which opened in […]

Double strength lattes

Posted on Jan 16, 2020
Double strength lattes

I am trying to give up sweet treats during the day but seem to of replaced them with extra shot lattes! This delicious coffee was made for me at Summerhall, the fantastic creative hub in the South of the city. Home to theatre, concerts, talks, workshops & more, there’s always something on and I love […]

Merry Christmas from our family tree

Posted on Dec 26, 2019
Merry Christmas from our family tree

A sight that warms my heart, our heavy laden Christmas tree, full of colour and memories. At this time of year there is nothing better then relaxing with family at home, playing games, building Lego sculptures and watching feel good movies. And of course a wee bit of time to myself to draw the Christmas […]

WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Posted on Nov 11, 2019
WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Can you tell me where I have sketched? A climb to a view of tall cranes, but can you name the street I stand in. Leave your answer in the comment box below. Your comment will not show up until I reveal the answer tomorrow. I will pick a random winner from all correct entries […]

WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Posted on Nov 4, 2019
WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Can you tell me where I have sketched? A view over housing to Holyrood Park, but what is the street called? Leave your answer in the comment box below. Your comment will not show up until I reveal the answer tomorrow. I will pick a random winner from all correct entries on Tuesday morning, and […]

Sunshine on the Meadows

Posted on Oct 29, 2019
Sunshine on the Meadows

I met a client at Summerhall the other day and had to walk through this gorgeous park at its best, full of colour just now. This watercolour was drawn whilst leaning against a tree in the Meadows park, on the South side of Edinburgh and just over the road from Edinburgh’s Childrens Hospital. The sun […]

WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Posted on Oct 14, 2019
WhereArtI Edinburgh?

Can you tell me where I have sketched? I see this rocket shaped building rising from the trees each week when taking my boy to his music lesson, but can you name the street I am travelling along. Leave your answer in the comment box below. Your comment will not show up until I reveal […]

African Woman and Child, an Edinburgh sculpture

Posted on Sep 5, 2019
African Woman and Child, an Edinburgh sculpture

This beautiful and emotive bronze sculpture by Anne Davidson stands in the south east corner of Festival Square. Scottish sculptor, artist and teacher Anne Davidson (1937 – 2008) was commissioned by Edinburgh City Council to create a piece to symbolise the city’s stand against apartheid. The sculpture depicts a woman standing with a young child […]

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 […]