Latest News Summer 2017

There are just a couple of places available on our Canterbury and Whitstable urban sketching workshop, do get in touch if interested!

I recently hit 11,000k followers on Instagram! Check out my page

Manchester Sketchbook is available to buy; either contact me or buy online at

Across summer 2017 I am doing a series of workshops for architectural and landscape practices in the north-west; contact me for more info

Link here to my 'Manchester Voices' interview in's MCR magazine

Archisketcher is available from North Light Books and Amazon (click on for links)


Information about my work

I am a member of the Society of Architectural Illustration (SAI) link here

You can find some of my Manchester paintings at
Contemporary Six Royal Exchange Arcade, Manchester

I am founder of Urban Sketchers Manchester and a committed urban sketcher:

I post my urban sketches on flickr and my blog address is

Shortlisted for inaugural UWE / Moleskine Reportager 2015 Award in celebration of reportage drawing (May 2015).

Featured artist on Virgin Atlantic Airways blog 'Discover Manchester's Musical and Artistic Scene' click for link here

I am a member of Manchester Academy of Fine Arts (MAFA), link to follow.

I'm an urban sketcher

Images on home page include St. Peter's Square urban sketch, Manchester Sketchbook cover,
Milan Cathedral urban sketch, professional photos from Radisson Edwardian Manchester event (June 2016)
Hong Kong urban sketch and Archisketcher cover (front and back)
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