My new studio

My new studio

I sit here this morning from a wild and windy Devon, and I am so excited as I am now in a studio, having moved from my spare room ( which was my painting home for 3 years)

I live in a small village in mid Devon and we live in a small cottage in the village. The thing that led us to our cottage ( our home for nearly 20yrs) was the garden. It has lovely views over the countryside and is relatively large compared to our house. I have long since dreamed of a studio, and set my thoughts to the old brick shed at the back of the garden

Work began in September ....

 

 

Finally the structure was insulated, and watertight. I stipulated that i needed electricity and running water, it all took time and money but it was finished in mid October. ....sort of. It needed fitting out inside too

 

 

My husband did most of the work at weekends , we found an old Belfast sink on eBay , and he built work tables and shelves

 

 

It took a whole weekend to move all my stuff across and once in place I couldn't imagine how I had fitted it all in a small bedroom

 

 

There is still lots to do, I need my trusty oil filled radiator to keep me warm at the moment. But there is so much light and the views are inspirational

 

 

So my development as an artist continues and now I am so happy , what better Christmas present than this ,

my very own studio.....

 

 

 


9 comments

  • Liz Clinch

    I dream of this. So much stuff all over the place. Am planning either an addition to the house or a well insulated summer house. I am in North Devon. Wild and wet. I am a relative newcomer to watercolour painting.

  • Karen

    Lucky you, a beautiful studio, it looks fantastic! Love looking at your blogs and your gorgeous paintings to inspire me!

  • malc

    your studio is lovely,so is your art i hope you enjoy many happy years there.

  • Lesley

    Well you certainly deserve it. Saw your wallpaper on MasterChef… wow. Love your ‘shed’ you should try to get on that tv programme about sheds… and try to win shed of the year!!

  • Leslie

    Oh lucky you! It’s wonderful, and it’s all yours- just your own stuff to keep track of, no one else’s junk in your way. Heaven. Enjoy!

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