Having spent some time putting my artist’s studio into order at the beginning of the year I thought it was time to show a series of photos of the studio and the different aspects of my work space. I love my studio – this is my space where I can be creative…
I’m not one for clutter – I like to feel I have space around me when I am working at the easel. Fortunately I have enough room in the studio for customers to sit down when they come to discuss a commission or pick up a painting. The settle with the cushions works well and has handy storage space for various materials.
My library of books on the shelves of the dresser is an invaluable resource of favourite artists and exhibition catalogues. I have a collection of postcards and leaflets from exhibitions I have visited – all very useful as art resources to refer to for different ideas and projects I am working on. On my travels I have collected other artists’ artworks and built up a series of sketchbooks which are my “visual diaries”, recording and responding to the different places I have travelled to or in my local area in and around Cambridge.
As an artist I find myself collecting objects like stones and shells from the beach. The shark carved bowl hanging from the window is of Caribbean origin. Being mad about colour I love my red chair and my red retro Roberts radio sitting on the window sill. My desk is a lovely old European pine table which used to be our kitchen table until we needed a larger one, and the dresser was made for me by local cabinet makers, Providence.
I have enjoyed taking snap shots of the different areas of my studio, highlighting objects and items that are important and inspiring to me. I have new painting projects and commissions I am about to get started on so will post news about these as they develop. In the meantime hope you enjoyed the tour of my artist’s studio!