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 is 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.

Brunswick Street, Fitzroy – six months of urban sketches and streetscapes

Almost every Tuesday for the last six months, since January 2019, I have been catching a tram down Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, to draw beautiful Victorian buildings on location. It started as a personal passion project to draw the street, and I have to say that I...

My watercolour palette for 2019

I have spent weeks (possibly months) pouring over my collection of watercolour paints to choose a new palette for this year. The fact that it is nearly the end of May says a lot! I am nothing if not indecisive, and I can um and ah for hours over whether or not to keep...

My watercolour palette for 2018

I am constantly asked to share the colours in my watercolour palette, but when you have this many that is easier said than done! I love to play around with different combinations, and I test new colours all the time, but this is my collection for 2018. I took this...

Carers Week 14-20 October 2018 – free poster

For years I have shared a free poster to celebrate Carers Week, which this year is held in Australia from 14 to 20 October. My annual posters came about as a result of my own experience as a mental health carer, and the website I created at...

Review of Moo’s cotton business cards

I love the idea of having a tiny art portfolio that can be carried in my pocket. Moo cards make that possible, as you can have up to 50 different designs on one side of the card, with one on the other. I don't know where else you can do that. It seems pretty amazing...

Sketchbook tour – 2 weeks in Ireland

A big portion of my ancestry is Irish, so visiting Ireland for the first time was something I was really looking forward to. From sunny (and often not so sunny) Melbourne it was hard to imagine the accents, the brilliant greens, the castles (yay CASTLES!!) and the...

From my Instagram feed ….

I am dedicating this sketch to Danny from Noumea w I am dedicating this sketch to Danny from Noumea who ran into us last year @blackcatfitzroy during our exhibition. He requested we draw the view from the rooftop bar @nakedforsatan_ - so here you are, Danny! We couldn't resist the $3 burger deal downstairs before going up to the  rooftop to sketch #brunswickstreetsketchography #brunswickstreet #brunswickstreetfitzroy #sketch #streetscape #sketchbook #usk #melbourneurbansketchers #urbansketchers #cityofyarra #penandwash #bockingford

I am dedicating this sketch to Danny from Noumea who ran into us last year @blackcatfitzroy during our exhibition. He requested we draw the view from the rooftop bar @nakedforsatan_ - so here you are, Danny! We couldn't resist the $3 burger deal downstairs before going up to the rooftop to sketch #brunswickstreetsketchography #brunswickstreet #brunswickstreetfitzroy #sketch #streetscape #sketchbook #usk #melbourneurbansketchers #urbansketchers #cityofyarra #penandwash #bockingford ...

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This week's addition to my Brunswick Street street This week's addition to my Brunswick Street streetscapes, which will eventually be coloured. Those who really know the area and are following carefully might see that I accidentally skipped a couple of buildings because I left last week's strip of paper at home while packing this. Oops. I'll fill them in next week. Cars and vans kept parking inconveniently and blocked my view do I had to keep crossing the road (just like the chicken) to look at the other side. Next week I'll tackle Thonet, although I'm in awe of the brilliant drawings made by my companions this week!  #brunswickstreetsketchography #brunswickstreet #brunswickstreetfitzroy #sketch #streetscape #sketchbook #usk #melbourneurbansketchers #urbansketchers #cityofyarra #pensketch #bockingford @saintcloudbikes

This week's addition to my Brunswick Street streetscapes, which will eventually be coloured. Those who really know the area and are following carefully might see that I accidentally skipped a couple of buildings because I left last week's strip of paper at home while packing this. Oops. I'll fill them in next week. Cars and vans kept parking inconveniently and blocked my view do I had to keep crossing the road (just like the chicken) to look at the other side. Next week I'll tackle Thonet, although I'm in awe of the brilliant drawings made by my companions this week! #brunswickstreetsketchography #brunswickstreet #brunswickstreetfitzroy #sketch #streetscape #sketchbook #usk #melbourneurbansketchers #urbansketchers #cityofyarra #pensketch #bockingford @saintcloudbikes ...

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A little smorgasbord of urban sketchbooks for your A little smorgasbord of urban sketchbooks for your enjoyment. My favourite @hahnemuehle_global watercolour books which I love for their compact size and paper that both my fountain pen and bright watercolours enjoy.  #usk #urbansketchers #melbourneurbansketchers #travelsketch #hahnemuhle #hahnemühlewatercolourbook #watercoloursketch #sketchbook #sketch #traveljournal #penandwash #travel

A little smorgasbord of urban sketchbooks for your enjoyment. My favourite @hahnemuehle_global watercolour books which I love for their compact size and paper that both my fountain pen and bright watercolours enjoy. #usk #urbansketchers #melbourneurbansketchers #travelsketch #hahnemuhle #hahnemühlewatercolourbook #watercoloursketch #sketchbook #sketch #traveljournal #penandwash #travel ...

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Of course it wouldn't be a Tuesday without one mor Of course it wouldn't be a Tuesday without one more building sketched. This is the Village People Hawker Foodhall at 127 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. I didn't hear any disco music or spot the policeman, biker, soldier or builder leave while doing the YMCA, but maybe I was concentrating on the roofline at the time ... #usk #urbansketchers #melbourneurbansketchers #brunswickstreetsketchography #brunswickstreet #streetscape #sketch

Of course it wouldn't be a Tuesday without one more building sketched. This is the Village People Hawker Foodhall at 127 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. I didn't hear any disco music or spot the policeman, biker, soldier or builder leave while doing the YMCA, but maybe I was concentrating on the roofline at the time ... #usk #urbansketchers #melbourneurbansketchers #brunswickstreetsketchography #brunswickstreet #streetscape #sketch ...

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A helpful hand from a passer by! She saw me strugg A helpful hand from a passer by! She saw me struggling to photograph my run away sketch before adding colour. Thanks to my good samaritan! Outside the Stone Hotel at the corner of Brunswick and Johnston Streets, Fitzroy today. #usk #urbansketchers #melbourneurbansketchers #brunswickstreetsketchography #brunswickstreetfitzroy #brunswickstreet #accordionsketchbook #sketch #watercolour #cityofyarra

A helpful hand from a passer by! She saw me struggling to photograph my run away sketch before adding colour. Thanks to my good samaritan! Outside the Stone Hotel at the corner of Brunswick and Johnston Streets, Fitzroy today. #usk #urbansketchers #melbourneurbansketchers #brunswickstreetsketchography #brunswickstreetfitzroy #brunswickstreet #accordionsketchbook #sketch #watercolour #cityofyarra ...

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