I thought I’d share some photos to give you a look around the studio.
We built a road sign to invite visitors. It’s fun when people I’ve never met walk in. Many people who meet me at the Saturday market also come by to experience the paintings in person and see what’s happening on the easel.
You will find some hand painted signs to help you know you’re in the right place.
The entrance is through our small garden courtyard. The deer have just eaten that lovely tuft of cucumber hanging over the studio sign.
Here’s our little friend that likes the tomato plants.
The front door leads you into the gallery. This canvas is 6 feet wide.
Here’s the perspective from the viewing chair in the corner. We built the big wall on the right to have a space to show my bigger paintings. Behind it is the stairs up to our living space.
After painting and showing work in our tiny two room apartment when first moving to Salt Spring, I really appreciate now having a space designed specifically for viewing the work. The gallery is always changing. Work comes and it goes.
This is the “print nook”. This area displays the giclee prints that we make as well at the ever growing selection of art greeting cards.
My matting station! The easel and desk occupy the front room. In the back we have the printing room. This is where all the prints made, matted, signed and packaged. Since I want all my prints to easily fit in standard size frames I mat each print by hand. This way my paintings can be in any proportion I want but their prints can be simple to frame because of the custom matting. We have big plans for this back room!
Stop by and catch me at work! There’s always something new happening on the easel. Thanks!