The Art of Urban Sketching has gone to print!

This is the cover proof - one of those folding cover jobs. Auckland gets a mention, so can't wait to get my hands on a copy. You can preorder your copy here!


Jean Batten's Percival Gull

Sketched whilst waiting at Auckland Airport arrivals. This is the plane in which Batten made the first ever solo trip from England to New Zealand in 1936 - suspended from airport ceiling.

Ponsonby Netball, Year 6

My eldest daughter had her last netball game of the season last week against Oteha Valley. Some quick sketches from the sideline...


A famous Irish World Cup victory

I was lucky enough to be at Eden Park last night for Ireland's sound beating of Australia 15 to 6, what a match! Ireland's loose forwards were on fire all night, their forwards dominating up front so the Wallabies just couldn't get their game together. The atmosphere and singing was huge, in fact sounding more like a home game for the Irish. Ireland are now top of Pool C, it will be interesting to see how they continue in the later stages of the World Cup. Jonathan Sexton lining up a penalty kick to get Ireland on the board...

Ireland 15, Australia 6! by Mr Dewhurst
Ireland 15, Australia 6!, a photo by Mr Dewhurst on Flickr.


Rugby World Cup 2 days and counting!

I know that in a soccer mad world rugby doesn't really feature, but it's huge here in New Zealand, especially when were hosting the World Cup! This is the giant inflatable rugby ball that has toured Paris, Tokyo and London in recent years, now set up on Auckland's waterfront.

The new Te Wero Bridge

The new Te Wero Bridge by Mr Dewhurst
The new Te Wero Bridge, a photo by Mr Dewhurst on Flickr.
Connecting Viaduct Harbour with the Wynyard quarter. Couldn't help overworking this one with too much colour!