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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Another section of my #brunswickstreetsketchograph Another section of my #brunswickstreetsketchography finished today in North Fitzroy. I dashed back in for a couple of hours and heard lots of stories about the area from passers by. I think my favourite was hearing about the witches' coven in the terrace buildings, but I was also told about Fitzroy sitting on (or rather in) mud flats, and about the wonderful workmanship that went into these buildings back in the early 1900s. #urbansketchers #melbourneurbansketchers #usk #northfitzroy #brunswickstreet #streetscape #bockingford #twsbieco #deatramentisink #penandink #archisketch #architecturesketch

Another section of my #brunswickstreetsketchography finished today in North Fitzroy. I dashed back in for a couple of hours and heard lots of stories about the area from passers by. I think my favourite was hearing about the witches' coven in the terrace buildings, but I was also told about Fitzroy sitting on (or rather in) mud flats, and about the wonderful workmanship that went into these buildings back in the early 1900s. #urbansketchers #melbourneurbansketchers #usk #northfitzroy #brunswickstreet #streetscape #bockingford #twsbieco #deatramentisink #penandink #archisketch #architecturesketch ...

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My weekly addition to my #brunswickstreetsketchogr My weekly addition to my #brunswickstreetsketchography as I gradually move north. I have a lot of painting to catch up with before my exhibition at the Fitzroy Library later in the year, if coronavirus allows. #brunswickstreet #northfitzroy #cityofyarra #sketch #urbansketchers #melbourneurbansketchers #usk #pensketch #penandink #bockingford

My weekly addition to my #brunswickstreetsketchography as I gradually move north. I have a lot of painting to catch up with before my exhibition at the Fitzroy Library later in the year, if coronavirus allows. #brunswickstreet #northfitzroy #cityofyarra #sketch #urbansketchers #melbourneurbansketchers #usk #pensketch #penandink #bockingford ...

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It was a super cold Melbourne morning today so my It was a super cold Melbourne morning today so my sketching outfit could almost have covered a trip to the snow. Yes, I know 'cold' is relative after living in Canada many years ago - but our heating at home has died, and it is actually warmer outside in the wind! Anyway, I do love signposts and lampposts so here is today's collection ... #brunswickstreetsketchography #brunswickstreet #northfitzroy #watercoloursketch #urbansketchers #melbourneurbansketchers #usk #lordnewryhotel #melbournepub #accordionsketchbook #sketchbook #streetscape #panorama

It was a super cold Melbourne morning today so my sketching outfit could almost have covered a trip to the snow. Yes, I know 'cold' is relative after living in Canada many years ago - but our heating at home has died, and it is actually warmer outside in the wind! Anyway, I do love signposts and lampposts so here is today's collection ... #brunswickstreetsketchography #brunswickstreet #northfitzroy #watercoloursketch #urbansketchers #melbourneurbansketchers #usk #lordnewryhotel #melbournepub #accordionsketchbook #sketchbook #streetscape #panorama ...

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A quick lunch with Di today and back to a freezing A quick lunch with Di today and back to a freezing cold corner opposite @thelordnewryhotel in Fitzroy North. A local dog kept joyfully dropping balls and sticks at our feet, living in hope. I was strong but Di couldn't resist. We both had long strips of folded #bockingford paper to capture a wide view, but this is just one section. #brunswickstreetsketchography #brunswickstreet #northfitzroy #watercoloursketch #urbansketchers #melbourneurbansketchers #usk #lordnewryhotel #melbournepub

A quick lunch with Di today and back to a freezing cold corner opposite @thelordnewryhotel in Fitzroy North. A local dog kept joyfully dropping balls and sticks at our feet, living in hope. I was strong but Di couldn't resist. We both had long strips of folded #bockingford paper to capture a wide view, but this is just one section. #brunswickstreetsketchography #brunswickstreet #northfitzroy #watercoloursketch #urbansketchers #melbourneurbansketchers #usk #lordnewryhotel #melbournepub ...

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Sketching my way north along Brunswick Street one Sketching my way north along Brunswick Street one building at a time. Today began with a cute little cottage during an unexpectedly clear winter's morning. #brunswickstreetsketchography #brunswickstreet #archisketch #urbansketchers #melbourneurbansketchers #bockingford #streetscape #architecturesketch #victorianarchitecture

Sketching my way north along Brunswick Street one building at a time. Today began with a cute little cottage during an unexpectedly clear winter's morning. #brunswickstreetsketchography #brunswickstreet #archisketch #urbansketchers #melbourneurbansketchers #bockingford #streetscape #architecturesketch #victorianarchitecture ...

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I thought I'd finished this little section of Brun I thought I'd finished this little section of Brunswick Street, North Fitzroy, but then realised there was one more building to add before a small gap. I quickly dropped by yesterday after dropping Beth at work, and admittedly it now feels 'right' #brunswickstreetsketchography #brunswickstreet #fitzroynorth #cityofyarra #archisketch #architecturesketch #urbansketchers #melbourneurbansketchers #usk #bockingford #twsbieco #deatramentisink #sketch

I thought I'd finished this little section of Brunswick Street, North Fitzroy, but then realised there was one more building to add before a small gap. I quickly dropped by yesterday after dropping Beth at work, and admittedly it now feels 'right' #brunswickstreetsketchography #brunswickstreet #fitzroynorth #cityofyarra #archisketch #architecturesketch #urbansketchers #melbourneurbansketchers #usk #bockingford #twsbieco #deatramentisink #sketch ...

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