|Old studio - cleared and cleaned.|
I have been very lucky to find an equivalent amount of space in a shared studio in the same building. Because it is on the lower floor and is South-facing, there are no leaks and it is much warmer. I have a different but equally “urban” view from the windows. And it is a shorter walk to the Coffee Bar!
But I still feel a little sad.
I got my studio in 2007 - a difficult time in my life. The space, and the artistic community in the building, represented a long-held dream. The expectations it created were also part of the dream. The financial commitment offered me a stark choice - I could sink or swim. And I learned to swim! My work has developed enormously over the last four years - having a large space has enabled me to experiment with scale and process. And I have supported myself totally through the sale of my paintings. The studio enabled me to discover my full potential. This is why I’m feeling a little sad about having to leave.
|New studio. (No plastic on the ceiling!)|