Latest News Spring 2018

I was recently featured in The Observer News Review and online Guardian (17th March 2018)
link here

I have over 19k followers on Instagram

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

During 2017 I undertook a series of workshops for architectural and landscape practices in the north-west; contact me for more info

I am an Urban Sketchers Faculty Workshop Instructor and have run drawing workshops in Manchester, Canterbury, Amsterdam and Chicago. Contact me if you wish to be kept informed about future workshops and you can find information about USK Manchester's 10x10 (2018) series here:

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

My book 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, Venice St Mark's Square urban sketch
Manchester Sketchbook cover, Milan Cathedral urban sketch, professional photos from Radisson Edwardian Manchester event (June 2016)
Archisketcher cover (front and back)
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