Drawing in Lagos, Portugal

Drawing in Lagos, Portugal

It wasn’t long after arriving before I was inspired to get my pens and sketchbook out. The lovely  Dom Henrique restaurant was recommended to us and we later discovered it was listed in The Michelin Star Guide. We had the local speciality dish...
Sketches made in Aigne S. France

Sketches made in Aigne S. France

As we drank our cappuccino the buildings opposite caught my eye as did the ‘petit’ black bird who came to say hello.. Walking along the Canal do Midi we found Sallele-d’Aude & had lunch at Chez Herve. I really enjoyed drawing the house opposite...
Cafe sketches

Cafe sketches

I found myself yet again sketching in a pavement cafe in Aix-en-Provence –  people-watching. It was a Tapas cafe and a guy all dressed in grey and a woman all dressed in navy caught my eye. I also seem to be very drawn to people wearing glasses, in fact there...
Aix – Cafe sketch

Aix – Cafe sketch

It was a beautiful sunny day and he sat there reading a local paper, drinking a small beer. I loved all the lines, the creases & folds in his shirt and the fact that it was 12 degrees warmer than normal!  I have done something different here and that is the...
Aix en Provence

Aix en Provence

When away on my travels I love nothing more than to draw in my sketchbook. I am a people-watcher and the ambience of a place is very important too – dictating whether or not a drawing is made.  It was the back of this lady’s dress that caught my eye, as we...
Sketching in Bath

Sketching in Bath

One of my favourite places to visit is Bath, with its cosmopolitan cafe society. I can drink coffee and sketch for hours!   This spot here is Carluccio’s in Milsom Place which I visit time and time again. Sometimes it’s the people around me that inspire a...