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 ….

Nothing particularly special about my first drawin Nothing particularly special about my first drawing in a new Brunswick Street streetscape, although I did enjoy drawing the bikes. However if you watch to the end you'll see my rainbow boots got their first outing in months!  #brunswickstreetsketchography #urbansketchers #melbourneurbansketchers #bockingford #sketch #fitzroy #brunswickstreetfitzroy

Nothing particularly special about my first drawing in a new Brunswick Street streetscape, although I did enjoy drawing the bikes. However if you watch to the end you'll see my rainbow boots got their first outing in months! #brunswickstreetsketchography #urbansketchers #melbourneurbansketchers #bockingford #sketch #fitzroy #brunswickstreetfitzroy ...

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Today was my first urban sketch back on location i Today was my first urban sketch back on location in Brunswick Street, Fitzroy after a two month break during Melbourne's coronavirus lockdown. I can tell I'm rusty, even by the number of things I forgot to pack - white gel pen, water spritzer and spare tissues to wipe up paint. I was also COLD - something I was meant to miss, as next weekend we were due to fly out to Vietnam and then Italy. Alas, it is not to be, but I'll be pretty happy if we can just keep our current freedom to sit and sketch outside (on my own stool of course). Anyway I had dropped Beth off at work and stopped here on the way home. This shop has always intrigued me as I travelled past on the tram so I enjoyed a closer look at the vintage clothing and accessories. The reflection of an autumn tree in the window was a struggle, and I overdid it all, but just glad to be out there. #brunswickstreetsketchography #urbansketch #urbansketchers #urbansketchersmelbourne #melbourneurbansketchers #vintageclothing #vintageshop #sketchbook #brunswickstreetfitzroy #cityofyarra #sketch #fitzroy

Today was my first urban sketch back on location in Brunswick Street, Fitzroy after a two month break during Melbourne's coronavirus lockdown. I can tell I'm rusty, even by the number of things I forgot to pack - white gel pen, water spritzer and spare tissues to wipe up paint. I was also COLD - something I was meant to miss, as next weekend we were due to fly out to Vietnam and then Italy. Alas, it is not to be, but I'll be pretty happy if we can just keep our current freedom to sit and sketch outside (on my own stool of course). Anyway I had dropped Beth off at work and stopped here on the way home. This shop has always intrigued me as I travelled past on the tram so I enjoyed a closer look at the vintage clothing and accessories. The reflection of an autumn tree in the window was a struggle, and I overdid it all, but just glad to be out there. #brunswickstreetsketchography #urbansketch #urbansketchers #urbansketchersmelbourne #melbourneurbansketchers #vintageclothing #vintageshop #sketchbook #brunswickstreetfitzroy #cityofyarra #sketch #fitzroy ...

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Today I took Alf to Mont St Michel in Normandy via Today I took Alf to Mont St Michel in Normandy via google maps for a quick wander around and sketch. It was certainly better weather than when my husband and I went there in real life four years ago. My plan had been to sit on the walkway out to the island and draw it a la @realtommykane style but it wasn't to be. It was so windy that we could barely walk and there were few places to hide from the rain. So today it was rather nice to spend an hour sketching the view I missed! #virtualsketch #montstmichel #montsaintmichel #normandy #sketchbook #sketch #penandwash

Today I took Alf to Mont St Michel in Normandy via google maps for a quick wander around and sketch. It was certainly better weather than when my husband and I went there in real life four years ago. My plan had been to sit on the walkway out to the island and draw it a la @realtommykane style but it wasn't to be. It was so windy that we could barely walk and there were few places to hide from the rain. So today it was rather nice to spend an hour sketching the view I missed! #virtualsketch #montstmichel #montsaintmichel #normandy #sketchbook #sketch #penandwash ...

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At 6am on 25 April 2020, ANZAC Day, a neighbour pl At 6am on 25 April 2020, ANZAC Day, a neighbour plays the Last Post on his bugle as we stand at our gates with candles in the darkness. Even the dogs are silent as we pay our respects. Lest we forget.  #lestweforget #anzacday #anzacday2020 #sketchbook #sketch #worldwarone #memorabilia #anzac #sketch

At 6am on 25 April 2020, ANZAC Day, a neighbour plays the Last Post on his bugle as we stand at our gates with candles in the darkness. Even the dogs are silent as we pay our respects. Lest we forget. #lestweforget #anzacday #anzacday2020 #sketchbook #sketch #worldwarone #memorabilia #anzac #sketch ...

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