ART STUDIO


This is my first post since returning from the Australian mainland. Moving house, particularly interstate isn’t fun, in fact, it can be rather stressful!After 44 months away I’m finally back in my studio and I’m so happy to return to ‘my’ work space. I’m over ‘pop-up’ studios, but admit that they have their place and are valuable in the short-term. I managed to produce around 200 drawings in a variety of circumstances and I know that I have ‘grown’ as an artist as a result of being out of my comfort zone. But one’s own studio is to be coveted. It’s unique, it’s special, a haven, an area that one can step away from the world’s problems in one’s own world.


After 44 months away I’m finally back in my studio and I’m so happy to return to ‘my’ work space. I’m over ‘pop-up’ studios, but admit that they have their place and are valuable in the short-term. I managed to produce around 200 drawings in a variety of circumstances and I know that I have ‘grown’ as an artist as a result of being out of my comfort zone. But one’s own studio is to be coveted. It’s unique, it’s special, a haven, an area that one can step away from the world’s problems in one’s own world.

It only took me a week’s moving before I began working. There are still boxes that require unpacking and sorting, but they can wait. I needed to unwind, so I did so by completing some of the unfinished work that I brought back. I’m having a heat pump installed in the next 2 weeks to Winter-proof my studio and by then I hope to have completed the setting out of my floor space.

A good sign of work!

How important to you is your studio? Do you have a dedicated studio shed, room, workspace? There is no doubt that a dedicated workspace can enhance one’s creativity, no matter what you enjoy in the field of visual and performing arts. Sadly, this is not the case for everyone. Having to ‘make do’ is the only option for some. Kudos to those who produce exceptional art in challenging circumstances!

2 drawings that I completed and had framed in Port Macquarie were the first artworks that I have exhibited since my return and are on display at Gallery Pejean, Launceston and gallery pejean.com.au

Richard

About artkleko

artist, art curator, art teacher, art judge, art critic
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8 Responses to ART STUDIO

  1. antfox says:

    Great – Welcome Home! (… well, I’m not there to say that – but you know what I mean) Lovely art space!

  2. Lynda P says:

    Soooo you’re back at the same place you left? I’m finally moving furniture into my studio on Tuesday – woohooo! Catch up soon

  3. I can imagine how nice it is to be in your ‘home’ studio again. It is possible to work elsewhere, but its never quite the same. I am going through an upgrade to my studio, which requires a lot of tidying, organising and throwing out. This can be stressful, but mainly is therapeutic! I have sold my etching press, which I had for 20 years, and only feel relief, and delight in the extra space I have. I have been printing at the local art centre for some time and that works much better for me. So, enjoy Richard!

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