Welcome!

Please join me as I explore my world through drawing and painting in all the colours of the rainbow. I love rainbows. I collect them (ask my family). Maybe it’s because rainbows show such beauty and promise after a drenching downpour. That says a lot.

Life isn’t always easy, but it has taught me a lot – especially to appreciate the small joys around me. Sitting and sketching the detail in front of me takes me away from my worries and lets me focus on the moment. Pulling out my watercolours and sploshing a page with hot pinks, purples, limes and yellows brightens my day – literally. I hope my work brings joy to you too.

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Unfortunately we were too late getting off the ferry to catch up with the Launceston Urban Sketchers as planned but I still did some sketching in Launceston- is that how us urban sketchers mark our territory? We walked around the shops and there were so many beautiful buildings that I had to collect a couple. As usual I couldn't fit everything in but the main building was the Bank of NSW at one stage - now housing a Wendy's. A local lady asked if I needed help when she spotted me trying to take this photo. i don't know if I looked lost, confused or just downright suspicious! #melbourneurbansketchers #urbansketchers #launcestonurbansketchers #tasmaniatrip #tasmania #launceston #brisbanestreetmall #travelsketch #travelsketchbook

Unfortunately we were too late getting off the ferry to catch up with the Launceston Urban Sketchers as planned but I still did some sketching in Launceston- is that how us urban sketchers mark our territory? We walked around the shops and there were so many beautiful buildings that I had to collect a couple. As usual I couldn't fit everything in but the main building was the Bank of NSW at one stage - now housing a Wendy's. A local lady asked if I needed help when she spotted me trying to take this photo. i don't know if I looked lost, confused or just downright suspicious! #melbourneurbansketchers #urbansketchers #launcestonurbansketchers #tasmaniatrip #tasmania #launceston #brisbanestreetmall #travelsketch #travelsketchbook ...

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We had gin and tonics in the ferry bar before walking around to see the lights of Melbourne fade into the distance. It was like a beautiful string of fairy lights. Stephen groaned at ending up in my sketchbook yet again. It's just because he's handsome :) #spiritoftasmania #melbourneurbansketchers #usk #urbansketchers #travelsketch #travelsketchbook #tasmaniatrip #hahnemuhle

We had gin and tonics in the ferry bar before walking around to see the lights of Melbourne fade into the distance. It was like a beautiful string of fairy lights. Stephen groaned at ending up in my sketchbook yet again. It's just because he's handsome 🙂 #spiritoftasmania #melbourneurbansketchers #usk #urbansketchers #travelsketch #travelsketchbook #tasmaniatrip #hahnemuhle ...

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I was beginning to think we were never going to be able to travel again, but here we are in the queue to board the Spirit of Tasmania. Let's hope Bass Strait is calm tonight!! #melbourneurbansketchers #usk #urbansketchers #spiritoftasmania #carferry #tasmaniatrip #travelsketch #travelsketchbook #hahnemuhle #sketchbook #sketch

I was beginning to think we were never going to be able to travel again, but here we are in the queue to board the Spirit of Tasmania. Let's hope Bass Strait is calm tonight!! #melbourneurbansketchers #usk #urbansketchers #spiritoftasmania #carferry #tasmaniatrip #travelsketch #travelsketchbook #hahnemuhle #sketchbook #sketch ...

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More of my urban sketches from the top end of Brunswick Street, Fitzroy on display at the Fitzroy Library until 31 January. I was spotting signs of the times (literally) as Melbourne slowly emerged from lockdown, and rules were changing week by week. Only 2 weeks left for this exhibition! #brunswickstreetsketchography #usk #urbansketches #urbansketchers #melbourneurbansketchers #brunswickstreet #cityofyarra #fitzroy #brunswickstreetfitzroy #watercoloursketch #streetscapes #melbourne #evelynhotel #blacklivesmatter #markdenver #babkafitzroy

More of my urban sketches from the top end of Brunswick Street, Fitzroy on display at the Fitzroy Library until 31 January. I was spotting signs of the times (literally) as Melbourne slowly emerged from lockdown, and rules were changing week by week. Only 2 weeks left for this exhibition! #brunswickstreetsketchography #usk #urbansketches #urbansketchers #melbourneurbansketchers #brunswickstreet #cityofyarra #fitzroy #brunswickstreetfitzroy #watercoloursketch #streetscapes #melbourne #evelynhotel #blacklivesmatter #markdenver #babkafitzroy ...

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On the road again ... as long as covid allows! Stephen and I are looking forward to a short trip across the seas to Tasmania, which of course calls for a new travel palette! Inspired by @lindatoolsema I thought I'd cut it down. I proudly got it to 'just' 18 colours and then showed my daughter. "What do you think? Will I manage with just 18 colours for a week and a half?". The "no" came without any hesitation. She was right. I recalibrated. Still, 22 is pretty controlled for me!  #watercolourpalette #watercolorpalette #paletteporn #rainbowpalette #rainbow #holbeinwatercolors #danielsmithwatercolors #schminckehoradam #paintpalette #travelpalette

On the road again ... as long as covid allows! Stephen and I are looking forward to a short trip across the seas to Tasmania, which of course calls for a new travel palette! Inspired by @lindatoolsema I thought I'd cut it down. I proudly got it to 'just' 18 colours and then showed my daughter. "What do you think? Will I manage with just 18 colours for a week and a half?". The "no" came without any hesitation. She was right. I recalibrated. Still, 22 is pretty controlled for me! #watercolourpalette #watercolorpalette #paletteporn #rainbowpalette #rainbow #holbeinwatercolors #danielsmithwatercolors #schminckehoradam #paintpalette #travelpalette ...

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