My art studio is my creative sanctuary, a place to go to be free of worry if I make a mess.  A bit of paint on the floor is compulsory!  My art studio needs to work for me, for the most part it needs to be organised, and also needs to be ready as a show gallery when receiving a visit by appointment, and particularly during open studio and art trail events.  

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  • pictures of microscope images for ideasImages studied for possible ideas for painting
    Working in collaboration with another artist stretches the mind

    It’s a good day in the art studio even when I don’t pick up a single paint brush. Working in collaboration with another artist is very rewarding.   Following on from my last blog post, Susan Zeppellini came to join me the other day for a session of exploration of nature through the lens of a microscope. There is so much to explore. So far together, we’ve looked at the cellular level of a flower, bracket fungi and lichen on trees, and the remnants

  • 024 art studio entranceOutside the Art Studio is a mess
    "Update - Open Studios and Art Week/Trail has been cancelled sadly"

  •  Before full of boxes and now back to being a proper studioGratitude for the studio art space to paint in

    When I'm creating, I lose myself completely in the process. Time stops still and the random thought chatter of daily life fades away to a silence that I can only describe as "the zone".

    I drew and painted my way out of a dark hole when I was ill 15 years ago and I hadn't stopped until recently when I lost the space to create. After a few delays, my studio has been given back to me and the last remnants of the kitchen are in the kitchen. Now I need to clear the space in my head and free the cobwebs to release the inspirations that have been

  •  my art studio stuffed with boxesMy art studio stuffed full of boxes with little room to paint

    It is surprising just how far reaching the impact can be when building works are going on at home!  We moved into our bungalow for the pleasure of having no stairs to contend with. We also knew it needed a bit of updating and extending. Project management though doesn't always go to plan. The kitchen was delivered before the extension was ready and my studio has been floor to ceiling with boxed kitchen units for the last six weeks.

  •  miniature painting art cards editions and originalsMiniature paintings Artist Trading Cards ACEO

    All that's needed to create ACEOs or Artist Trading Cards is a little space

    It's been a difficult few weeks and my studio is stacked full of large boxes from floor to ceiling. But I do have a little space to work. It actually reminds me of my imaginative childhood when we created little dens out of boxes to play in. So, I am for the time being working in a little den!

  •  Unfinished building works with a digger in the gardenOh My...The earth is not moving for this digger in our garden!

    I love my studio. It's not the biggest, but it's big enough for me, and big enough to share with a fellow artist during a studio event. It's light and airy, and insulated enough to keep lovely and warm in the winter. But oh dear... the view leaves much to be desired. A digger and a heap of building materials does not lend itself to having an Open Studio event!