I am lucky to have a fantastic studio space in Kendal, Cumbria that I share with Janette Phillips.
It is light and a great place to be creative in! I surround myself with images/quotes that inspire me – here is a quote from Philip Guston .. it sort of hits the nail on the head about how it feels to be painting.
Here are some mono- prints of my great grandma – she was called Annie too. She was quite a formidable lady and ran a pub near Newcastle.
This painting was a result of another happy accident in the studio – but looks like an exploding head!
Looking forward to the workshop in October with Emily Ball – we have been to the National Trust property, Allan Bank in Grasmere to check it out for a venue for the first day of the course – it was amazing – a really ‘raw’ place not like any other National Trust property I have been to, full of lovely tatty furniture, bare walls, a piano you can play, a painting room and lovely cafe where you help yourself to tea and coffee – loved it!
View from the window at Allan Bank
First day in the studio for weeks and weeks. Managed to have a dabble, but very hard to get back to where I was, managed to have a go at a painting that I wasn’t happy with – but still not happy! Needs much more work before I turn this one around, as usual need to loose some stuff – always get carried away.
Green One also still in progress.
Made it to the studio for a few hours! hard going – its going to take a while to get back into it. Struggling with both paintings!
Paintings have moved on a bit, happier about them now.
Still not sure about the left hand painting, but pleased with the right one and think it’s finished.
Working in the studio!