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.

My Instagram feed ….

I feel a little seasick watching this video back but all my photos were too dark and I can never capture a long sketch well. I was setting up to continue my usual Brunswick Street-scape at the building with the eyelids when it started to rain. Looking around quickly for shelter I spotted a convenient verandah across the road outside the Labour in Vain hotel. Of course the rain didn't last long but by that time I was committed to this. Look closely and you'll spot @diannecolk coordinating with the roof tiles. @triciadijkers was sketching the Perseverance Hotel just behind me. Rohan was just around the corner and Fi comfortably sat with a coffee at the Bon Ap' Petit Bistro - you can spot her drawing us right in the middle under the yellow umbrella  #brunswickstreetsketchography #melbourneurbansketchers #urbansketchers #usk #fitzroy #streetscape #globalsketchers #streetsketch #bockingford #cityofyarra #brunswickstreet

I feel a little seasick watching this video back but all my photos were too dark and I can never capture a long sketch well. I was setting up to continue my usual Brunswick Street-scape at the building with the eyelids when it started to rain. Looking around quickly for shelter I spotted a convenient verandah across the road outside the Labour in Vain hotel. Of course the rain didn't last long but by that time I was committed to this. Look closely and you'll spot @diannecolk coordinating with the roof tiles. @triciadijkers was sketching the Perseverance Hotel just behind me. Rohan was just around the corner and Fi comfortably sat with a coffee at the Bon Ap' Petit Bistro - you can spot her drawing us right in the middle under the yellow umbrella #brunswickstreetsketchography #melbourneurbansketchers #urbansketchers #usk #fitzroy #streetscape #globalsketchers #streetsketch #bockingford #cityofyarra #brunswickstreet ...

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Sketching in Smith Street, Collingwood today after dropping my daughter at work. I couldn't resist the bright yellow strawflowers outside the florist at the corner of St David Street. I painted them quickly before they disappeared but I will have to go back to finish another day. This took about 3 hours.  #melbourneurbansketchers #urbansketchers #collingwood #smithstreet #smithstreetcollingwood #sketch #streetscape #usk #archisketch #bockingford #accordionsketch #victorianarchitecture #globalsketchers

Sketching in Smith Street, Collingwood today after dropping my daughter at work. I couldn't resist the bright yellow strawflowers outside the florist at the corner of St David Street. I painted them quickly before they disappeared but I will have to go back to finish another day. This took about 3 hours. #melbourneurbansketchers #urbansketchers #collingwood #smithstreet #smithstreetcollingwood #sketch #streetscape #usk #archisketch #bockingford #accordionsketch #victorianarchitecture #globalsketchers ...

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Watercolour in process as I try to finish off my sketch of the main street of Zeehan, Tasmania which I drew on location a few weeks ago. We were so lucky to fit that trip in between lockdowns! I am sticking to the same travel palette that I took over. I need to layer a lot more darks for contrast but have to wait until the weekend.  #zeehan #travelsketch #globalsketchers #tasmania #bockingford #watercolour #archisketch #streetscape

Watercolour in process as I try to finish off my sketch of the main street of Zeehan, Tasmania which I drew on location a few weeks ago. We were so lucky to fit that trip in between lockdowns! I am sticking to the same travel palette that I took over. I need to layer a lot more darks for contrast but have to wait until the weekend. #zeehan #travelsketch #globalsketchers #tasmania #bockingford #watercolour #archisketch #streetscape ...

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Trundling along Brunswick Street, Fitzroy at slower than snail's pace, I finished drawing Smith & Daughters and moved on to the two very attractive brick buildings next door ... next is the building with the eyelids, which you will understand when you see it. Stay tuned!  #smithanddaughters #brunswickstreetsketchography #melbourneurbansketchers #urbansketchers #usk #bockingford #streetscape #accordionsketchbook #brunswickstreet #fitzroy #cityofyarra #brunswickstreetfitzroy

Trundling along Brunswick Street, Fitzroy at slower than snail's pace, I finished drawing Smith & Daughters and moved on to the two very attractive brick buildings next door ... next is the building with the eyelids, which you will understand when you see it. Stay tuned! #smithanddaughters #brunswickstreetsketchography #melbourneurbansketchers #urbansketchers #usk #bockingford #streetscape #accordionsketchbook #brunswickstreet #fitzroy #cityofyarra #brunswickstreetfitzroy ...

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