The Pain and the Pleasure of Moving Studios

I have recently moved from my much loved studio of almost fifteen years to a new studio a few minutes away from my old one.The experience of moving was immensely hard work but at the same time surprisingly liberating.

The move concentrated my mind on the vast amount of stuff I had accumulated over the years. It was an opportunity both to have a clear out and to reevaluate some of the portraits that I painted when I first started out. It was in doing this that I saw my journey and particularly how my style has developed and changed over the years.

Moving large paintings logistically is never easy and thank goodness for the old people mover and it’s cavernous boot.At this point a shout out to a few companies and their products  that made the move easier.

First of all Stiffy Bags - reusable bags made from durable metallic foil bubble wrap with a strong plastic lining.Perfect to protect and store delicate canvases

Secondly a shout out to Ikea whose incredibly good value wooden racking systems can be, with a little creativity, turned into perfect storage racks for paintings (the trick here is to turn them sideways)

I now am very happy in my new studios. I have my painting studio and my adjacent teaching studio. The new location is like a breath of fresh air - a new perspective and new artists to share a cup of coffee with.

My new address 40 Cumberland Road, Studio 25/26,London,N22 7SG.

Contact  me via the contact page  to arrange a visit or enquire about classes.



Date Published:

June 21, 2018


Moving to a new studio

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