Artists will paint anywhere they can, whether it be in garage, kitchen table, or the floor in the lounge room. In fact, I’ve done it all! Space limitations have at times been frustrating, but they’ve also provided boundaries on the work which somehow provided exactly what I needed at that time.
For years I’ve been manifesting the idea of spreading out and ultimately creating larger works that are not possible in a confined space. So when 2018 provided me with my first Melbourne based painting studio, I jumped at the chance with the risks of having my own studio. By the end of 2018, moving into a bigger place was a dream come true! And no surprise, it ticked all the boxes when it came to what I wanted in a space. Manifesting a vision works!
The studio is full of light, enough room to create and have guests come see finished work hanging on a studio gallery wall. The best of both worlds for me!
My studio is within a short car ride from home allowing me to get in regularly while being a full time care giver to my two growing children. I have regularly scheduled open studios on the weekends, but am always happy to have visitors come by during the week scheduled by appointment.
I’m also hosting painting workshops in 2019 in my space with limited spots to keep the workshops intimate while making sure I provide the most value while helping foster individuality and creativity.
If you’re an art lover, collector, or an artist, feel free to come to my open studios or book an appointment where we can chat.
Keep an eye out on my Instagram for the latest updates on workshops, open studios, and artist collaborations.
Hope to meet you there! My studio address is: 2/31 Isabella Street, Moorabbin
Image courtesy of Gaelle La Berre Photography, a Melbourne based photographer.
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The first step in collecting art is to understand why you’re collecting a piece of art in the first place. Do you want it to inspire you? Are you adding it as a decorative element to a room? Are you looking at it as an investment? Is the artwork a temporary fix or do you want to have a piece that will last? Once you understand this, you can start looking further.
Where do I look?
Although galleries have often been the “go to place” for quality art, social media is full of contemporary selling artists who link their work to local hashtags such as #melbourneart. You can search that hashtag to learn more about local artists in your area or a global topic such as #contemporaryart. If you like an artist, learn more about them and the inspiration behind their work. Follow them on social media to see how they evolve their work and how they sell their work. They will either sell direct and or through a stockist or gallery. Trust your gut on whether you really like their work, or whether you are just jumping on a trend that might be gone tomorrow.
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