“We all draw naturally as children but somehow, as we grow up, most of us grow away from drawing and think of it as a specialist skill rather than a natural human ability. I believe that drawing is a skill which can be taught and which anyone can learn.”

For us humans, drawing can be a way to express ourselves, notice beauty, make sense of things, play, have fun and relax – it’s not only for artists!

I am an experienced artist/tutor and have helped hundreds of adults to discover their creativity through the pleasure of drawing. I currently run an online course and in-person workshops. Want to learn to draw? Be first to hear when places are available by subscribing to my studio newsletter here»

Permission to Draw

Permission to draw booking now‘Permission to Draw’ is a live online course designed to help you reconnect with that inquiring, child-like view of the world and learn to see and represent it in your own way.

Each week I will lead you through drawing tasks to develop your perceptive skills, your knowledge of drawing approaches and your confidence to play and experiment. Expect calm and contemplative exercises with enough challenge to keep you progressing, with guidance from me all the way alongside a supportive group of other learners.

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Charcoal drawing workshops

charcoal drawing of a tree with plate containing charcoalJoin me in person for a focused and relaxing drawing workshop, exploring the joys of charcoal. Be inspired by my archive of tree photographs to make your own richly expressive tonal drawings. Over the three hours you will be guided through exercises to encourage a range of approaches, from loose and playful to bold and defined – charcoal can do it all. The time will fly by!

Where: Edinburgh Palette, 151 London Road, EH7 6AE.

When: I’m running this half day workshop twice, 10am-1pm on Saturday 18th September and Saturday 16th October 2021

Cost: £50 including materials during the workshop and a pack to take home and practise with afterwards, including my favourite paper, charcoal, charcoal powder and chamois tools.

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Woodland drawing workshops


Saturday 2nd October 2021

Saturday 30th October 2021

On location around Edinburgh and Lothians, we’ll be meeting at a woodland setting to draw the trees together. More details will be published soon so you can subscribe to my studio news to be first to hear or email me to reserve a place.