Fortify yourself dear Reader - you are about to see the current state of my studio. My friend and mentor Seth Apter is hosting a studio table show and tell via his blog The Altered Page.
I work happiest surrounded by stuff: if I put things away neatly and tidily they cease to exist in my mind. So when I'm working I have everything around me that I might need. Which means I end up with an actual work space of about a foot square...
Ready? Let's plunge in.
Here's the view from just inside the door. My studio is technically the laundry, although who ever heard of a laundry five metres by three?? So that accounts for the laundry basket and the washing machine at the back.
So, wall of storage on the left, painting area and washing machine and more cupboards on the back wall, work table on the right. Decorations include dragons hanging from the ceiling, the jackolope that Emily gave me for Christmas a couple of years ago with my copper wire and feather sculpture hanging jauntily from one antler, various artworks from Central Australia, bone, feather and glass collections on the window sill.
And here is my studio table covered in the detritus and necessaries of my work this year. Mainly paper and paint - brushes, oil sticks, gorgeous soft pastels (which also work well with water), charcoal, graphite sticks, sketchbooks, and my new book on watercolours from the Tate.
here via The Altered Page.