Last Stand for the South Stand

Last Stand for the South Stand

Friday the 18th August, Leeds Rhinos versus Saint Helens, saw the last Rugby League match to be played in front of the historic South Stand. First opened in 1931 the South Stand has been the backdrop to many a memorable game and magical performances by the greats of...
Bradford Classic Car Show

Bradford Classic Car Show

Last weekend saw the 11th Bradford Classic Car Show in Bradford City Park. It was my first visit to an event there and I was suitably impressed. What a great asset for the city. The crowds turned out, the weather stayed fine and we were spoilt for subjects to sketch...
Sketching Cliffe Castle

Sketching Cliffe Castle

Sketchers were out in force at Cliffe Castle last Sunday. Not only were Urban Sketchers Yorkshire there, but in the afternoon artists from Sketch That also made an appearance. Originally the home of Henry Isaac Butterfield the imposing building was completed in the...
Howard Hodgkin: Painting India

Howard Hodgkin: Painting India

Last Friday evening I attended the opening party of the Howard Hodgkin exhibition at the Hepworth Wakefield. The exhibition features over 35 works painted over a career lasting 50 years. Regarded as one of Britain’s leading contemporary painters, the works explore his...
A first for Birmingham

A first for Birmingham

The first ever USK UK Get Together took place in Birmingham from the 9th to the 11th June to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the  global phenomenon that is Urban Sketchers. We draw on location showing our world one drawing at a time and Tessa Daley was the person...
Food and Ink!

Food and Ink!

A sunny day, delicious food, a cold beer and the opportunity to get out the sketchbook. Perfect. Here are some sketches from a recent visit to the Yorkshire Food and Drink Show in Millennium Square, Leeds. The annual event features something to tantalise the tastebuds...
Classic Bikes and Scooters

Classic Bikes and Scooters

Beautiful summer sunshine and some famous names – BSA, Norton, Harley Davidson, Vespa, Lambretta and Elvis. That’s right white jumpsuit, flared pants 70s Elvis was there to entertain the crowds. Tempting as it was to sketch him in action, it was ‘the kings of the...