One Cove Road

I’ve just recently finished a set of illustrations for a local café in Gourock, One Cove Road. It was pretty much an ideal job, and was really happy as its the first local jobs I’ve done.


The great selection of cakes

Scottish Full Breakfast

Full Scottish breakfast

View from One Cove Road

View of the Clyde (the water)

Bar/Gantry - One Cove Road

The bar and gantry

Coffee area

The Coffee area

One Cove Road

Valhalla’s Goat

Valhalla's Goat

A small cute whisky sampler from the excellent shop, Valhalla’s Goat.

St Enoch

St Enoch

The Glasgow underground is slowly getting renovated, with the white tiles slowly covering the brown ones.

At Dr Sketchys over at Stereo

At Dr Sketchys over at Stereo, the act was a ventriloquist

the act was a puppeteer

New Paintings

Claire flowers

Claire, flowers

Vivi by the Clyde

Vivi by the Clyde

A couple of new paintings, the Frames Gallery has started to take on some of my new work, they’ll be shown in the London Affordable Art Fair 13-16 March.

Kunst Unterricht

Kunst Unterricht

A couple of pages from the German school teaching resource all centred around sketchbook work.

Tanker at Greenock Docks


A wee drawing of a gigantic tanker. I saw this huge thing driving past, so dropped of my car and went closer to see if I could draw it, I hadn’t taken into account the closer I got the less I could see in my field of view. A lot of it was obscured by piles of dirt that was getting moved.

Trip to Bute

On the ferry to Rothesay

On a day trip to the Isle of Bute, it started off a beautiful sunny day with long shadows, perfect for drawing and painting.

Crocuses at the water's edge

Crocuses at the water’s edge

Port Bannatyne post office

I try and pop into this post office and café when ever I’m in Bute. Always a good place for a snack and a really good made cup of coffee, maybe one of the best on the west coast. The window seats are ideal for drawing the port as there’s a great view of the port, I’ve only caught a small area here.

Licensed to Sell Tea

A sign outside the Black Bull Inn in Rothesay.

Isle of Bute Fold

Mill Clydesdales

A few times when I’ve cycled past here, I’ve seen the farmers practise taking the Clydesdale horses out with a carriage. The carriage they use is on metal sleds which may (I’m guessing) is for the weight and build their strength.

Ferry home

Feast on the ferry home.

Watercolour studies


Some more flower studies, loving the change of seasons. From drawing dying leaves it makes a beautiful change to draw the new spring blooms like snow drops and daffodils.

Its one of those moments that I’ve appreciated much more by drawing through the seasons.



I spent a bit of time last week freelancing at the design agency, Equator.