People are always excited to see where an artist works (including myself). Seeing how a space is organized or not, provides more meaning to the work. In a way, it creates a connection to the work.
I've been wanting to make some changes to my space. Two changes in particular - white paint on the walls (they were tan) and purchase an easel. I know, crazy. I've been painting on the wall for the past three years. I told someone that today and her mouth hit the floor. I could go into a long explanation but here's the short version. I believe in watching my bottom line. I put my money into the supplies for a painting, the oils, pure mineral spirits, and the Belgian line. My materials are my process.
I'm sharing all of these today because this is what it looks like today (tomorrow it will be a mess). I'm a messy artist, can't help it. It's the way I work.
My studio is above our garage. The stairwell is board on board and it's painted a light, light blue.
I have a daybed in my studio, where I talk on the phone, check email, etc.
Depending on what I'm working on, I usually have a couple of tables set up. This table always stays up - it's where I put pictures I've taken or sketches. Basically anythings I find inspiring. I actually do bring flowers into the studio. They make me happy and I like to use them in social media photos.
I love this space and all it's old charm. The white paint on the walls made it so bright and cheerful.
To all of my artist friends out there... I'd love to see where you work. Thanks for reading.
In a digital world, now more than ever, people crave handmade items. My wallpaper line offers painterly textiles for the home. These patterns, created from my abstract oil paintings, are another form of my artwork.
I truly believe, every job I have had lead me to where I am today. Merging my early years as a graphic designer in print with my current artwork is a winsome combination. I've always had a love of paper - letterpress, handmade paper, gift wrap, etc. - so to see my linear paintings transformed into a pattern in the form of wallpaper is a dream come true!
Stay tuned for a release this Fall. Meanwhile, I'll be working away on fine tuning samples, branding, and more...
Sharing the process of a painterly approach to art, wallcoverings, and textiles.