I have been in my new art studio for almost 5 months now so I thought it high time I took you behind the scenes for a little peek inside headquarters!
With the amount of space I have, everything needs a place! All of my textile treasures and materials are colour coded so finding what I need isn't too difficult. These materials are my paints and form the basis of all of my art and just like a painter gets through heaps of paint, I get through rather a lot of fabric and thread.
What I love the most about my studio is the amount of natural daylight. Invaluable to any artist, this amount of light is pure luxury and I've never been blessed with so much. I also love the fact that it is located in the garden of my home and I get to do really flexible working hours! When inspiration strikes I'm there!
I live in the lovely South Hams village of Yealmpton, not too far from the sea. As well as the local beaches, we have caves, gorgeous woodland and a stunning estuary which I walk to most days with Percy, our cockapoo. There's never a shortage of inspiration in this part of the world.
Visitors are always more than welcome! You can find me in my studio most days but please contact me for an appointment first just in case I'm out and about - usually at my picture framers or taking a stroll in the village.
This is the industrial end of the studio! There is a space where I have a collection of original work and prints and all of these are available to buy. I also have a collection of merchandise including bags, mugs and greeting cards. Somehow I fit it all in and I'm rapidly discovering that visitors love to rifle through and discover gems tucked in corners! I have also come to realise that visiting an artist in their working environment is what people really do enjoy and especially if they get to see a piece on the go! The creative process is something I love to share and especially as textile art is a genre of art quite new to some despite the fact it is ironically the oldest genre of art!