Patrice's Studio & Gallery Tour.....I'm writing in the winter so the outdoors is not as lush and serene as normal. I do love the look of winter and deciduous tree skeletons...they do add beauty to the landscape.
I have always felt where I work is important to being able to let myself go freely. I need space, good light, and a modicum of tidiness.
Some of you have been to my work space and gallery and I know from experience that where an artist creates is an interesting little space that adds a bit of spice into who the artist is. Here comes a little spice your way.....
This is a cozy space during cold and rainy days plus a bonus when opening the door onto the deck, next to the stream, in summer. My work station is next to the window. I like having my office here and usually spend one day per week with business management.
I love painting early mornings when it's still dark out...very peaceful. My other most favorite time to paint is when it's snowing or the Autumn leaves are coming down and blowing around like crazy. That's when I take mental health breaks and silently watch.
This space is located next to my Studio.
I first came up with the idea of hanging my paintings here when I started submitting my work into competitions. It was convenient for me to choose the painting and obtain measurements. At any time, I can hang around 30 paintings. I'm quite a prolific painter and not all of them make it onto the walls. I added the Hanging System once my husband taught me how to identify the studs. :) It's easy.
I open my Studio & Gallery by appointment and to the public during my Open Studio. Having the paintings up for viewing allows me to tell stories about each of them and point out interesting technique areas.
Let me know if you are interested in viewing the Gallery. It would be my pleasure.
It's taken me some time to process everything I have done with my art last year. I think it makes a good story. Until next week!
Many thanks for all your positive feedback with my writings. Who would have thought this could be so much fun!
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Hi...I'm Patrice... an acrylic painter who writes, and enjoys sharing how I create and think.