Edinburgh Sketcher is a sketch blog from Mark Kirkham, an illustrator and designer living in Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city.
Using a wide range of mediums including ink, watercolour, pencil, oil paint, charcoal and collage, Edinburgh Sketcher creates a variety of styles of beautiful images, available on cards, in prints and in signed originals, all available from the Scottish Design Exchange.
Originally from Lancashire, Pam McKenzie has made Scotland her home for the past 30 years. After gaining a BA Hons in Fine Art studying painting and printmaking, Pam has finally managed in the last couple of years to spend more time in my studio developing her unique style of painting.
"Painting outside, often in wind and rain helps me paint intuitively and spontaneously. There is always a sense of urgency to try and capture something before it disappears. When I paint, everything else in life is forgotten about and all that matters is how I can reveal the world I’m in at that moment. When I feel I have achieved this it is magical."
Michael Dawson produces vibrant works on paper, wood, mdf and canvas in an expressionist style. Intense and energetic, rich in vivid colour and heavily covered in text, stencils and bursts of texture, the works are primarily concerned with a universal experience of dichotomies, wealth vs poverty, primitive vs sophisticated, integration vs segregation, justice vs injustice and inner vs outer experience.