“I’ve found that the meditative process of layering the thin, delicate brushstrokes that make up the surface of a tempera painting has the effect of imparting an intimate stillness to even the most active composition.”
My studio is a huge warehouse with splendid view in Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY, which I share spaces with five other artists. I’ve been living in New York almost four years now, and discovered the area from other groups of artists who worked there.
My studio is in Giggleswick, North Yorkshire, UK. I have access to a sunny ceramics studio as part of a one-year residency program facilitated by a lovely old school that was founded in the sixteenth century.
“The best part about my studio is the freedom of having my own space to do as I please. I enjoy not having to worry about creating an unholy mess and the chance to make radical alterations at 1 in the morning after a trip to the pub.”
There is a nondescript metal door that leads upstairs to the Side Door Studio. For me, it’s the equivalent of Platform 9 3/4 in Harry Potter. It seems like a magical transformation going from the outside world into a place where artists work.