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18 Jun 2020

The final, planned #sketchupfriday is upon us!

As we are still unable to access the mansion, I have been back on site at the Arts Mansion and filmed some of the interior rooms. To aid the process of sharing, I have now created a Sketch Up Friday YouTube channel! It's al...

11 Jun 2020

It's almost Friday!!!! It's that time, to pick up a pen/ pencil/ paints - whatever you like to use - and draw some little seen nooks and crannies, found in Ashton Court Mansion!

So, here are this week's pics to inspire!

I REAAAAALLLY wanted to show you the windows, so th...

4 Jun 2020

How is everyone doing? I hope that this finds all well in your world and that you aren't going too bonkers?

So, the final, planned block of Sketch Up Friday is upon us!

I wanted to provide a bit more of an overview of what you can expect when you walk up the great stairc...

2 Jun 2020

Tomorrow was to be the first day of my artist residency at Ashton Court mansion. As with all of my contracts from March through to July, this has also been postponed.

Due to last until the end of June, I was really looking forward to intensive drawing time in this incre...

29 May 2020


This weekend I should have been painting my first mural as part of @upfest , the street art festival. Sadly, it has had to be postponed, but I thought I'd share with you my design for the event.


As a Bristol festival, it seemed fitting to run with a well-known landmar...

14 May 2020

The final week of this block of Sketch Up Friday is upon us! The next block commences on Friday 12th June. Fingers crossed we may be able to access the building by that stage and draw in a socially distanced manner.

However, for now, we are going to have a wander around...

30 Apr 2020

Week 2 of Remote Sketch Up Friday is this Friday!!!

Thanks to those who participated last week. These photographs will remain available on my blog for the forseeable - and life is a little bizarre at present - so sketch when you can. Anyone who wishes to, draw whenever...

23 Apr 2020

Hello those of you that are part of Sketch Up Friday! Welcome to those who have stumbled across us! This is the first blog where I share some of my photographs of Ashton Court Mansion with you in lieu of our physical meet up inside the mansion.

On April 24th, we would h...

1 Apr 2020

It's nice to have some positive news to share with you at this time. I hope that you are all okay and that family and friends are safe.

I received an email just this week from the Landscape Institute, whose publication, Landscape, have run a story on my mural in Hotwell...

20 Feb 2020

Explore little-seen rooms within Ashton Court Mansion, drawing it's dilapidation and sketching with friends you haven't met yet.

The Sketch Up Friday sessions at Ashton Court Mansion, Bristol, are already booking up! Dates for 2020 have been set until the end of June. H...

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