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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Crispy chicken vermicelli noodle salad with spring rolls and lemon iced tea for lunch at Madame Saigon Vietnamese restaurant today. Oh, and the obligatory sketch of Brunswick Street, Fitzroy of course! I completely mucked up my morning sketches when I didn't take the sloping ground into account but I felt a little more zen over food. #brunswickstreetsketchography #brunswickstreetfitzroy #brunswickstreet #melbourneurbansketchers #usk #urbansketchers #victorianarchitecture #archisketch #bockingford

Crispy chicken vermicelli noodle salad with spring rolls and lemon iced tea for lunch at Madame Saigon Vietnamese restaurant today. Oh, and the obligatory sketch of Brunswick Street, Fitzroy of course! I completely mucked up my morning sketches when I didn't take the sloping ground into account but I felt a little more zen over food. #brunswickstreetsketchography #brunswickstreetfitzroy #brunswickstreet #melbourneurbansketchers #usk #urbansketchers #victorianarchitecture #archisketch #bockingford ...

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Quick sketch at the Fitz in Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. So good to be back for lunch with friends again :) #brunswickstreetsketchography #urbansketchers #melbourneurbansketchers #usk #sketch #cafesketch #melbournecafes #thefitz #bockingford #brunswickstreetfitzroy #fitzroy

Quick sketch at the Fitz in Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. So good to be back for lunch with friends again 🙂 #brunswickstreetsketchography #urbansketchers #melbourneurbansketchers #usk #sketch #cafesketch #melbournecafes #thefitz #bockingford #brunswickstreetfitzroy #fitzroy ...

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Is this what happens when an urban sketcher is also a librarian? My Brunswick Street artwork is up at the Fitzroy Library but I had to make new and improved arrangements for sharing the history so this is what we came up with. So pleased to have had expert advice from a curator! Tomorrow I'm going to dash down to my exhibition and put these up beside the display cases. Each one has a story and links to a web page with more information.  Librarian Helen is happy :). #brunswickstreetsketchography #fitzroyhistory #brunswickstreet #brunswickstreetfitzroy #cityofyarra

Is this what happens when an urban sketcher is also a librarian? My Brunswick Street artwork is up at the Fitzroy Library but I had to make new and improved arrangements for sharing the history so this is what we came up with. So pleased to have had expert advice from a curator! Tomorrow I'm going to dash down to my exhibition and put these up beside the display cases. Each one has a story and links to a web page with more information. Librarian Helen is happy :). #brunswickstreetsketchography #fitzroyhistory #brunswickstreet #brunswickstreetfitzroy #cityofyarra ...

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Close up of my version of the Thonet furniture store in Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. I drew it on location many many many months ago pre-covid but only just painted it today on the kitchen table. I’ll be including it in my exhibition at the Fitzroy Library from 13 November to 31 January. @thonetaustralia #brunswickstreetsketchography #brunswickstreetfitzroy #fitzroy #cityofyarra #streetscape #streetsketch #victorianarchitecture #buildingsketch #melbourne #archisketch #architecturesketch #brunswickstreet #sketch #citysketch #globalsketchers #accordionsketch #bockingford

Close up of my version of the Thonet furniture store in Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. I drew it on location many many many months ago pre-covid but only just painted it today on the kitchen table. I’ll be including it in my exhibition at the Fitzroy Library from 13 November to 31 January. @thonetaustralia #brunswickstreetsketchography #brunswickstreetfitzroy #fitzroy #cityofyarra #streetscape #streetsketch #victorianarchitecture #buildingsketch #melbourne #archisketch #architecturesketch #brunswickstreet #sketch #citysketch #globalsketchers #accordionsketch #bockingford ...

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