Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Welcome To Studio York

Me and Nellie, my studio manager, on the front porch of Studio York.

I have these great (original) ledges where I can store paintings until they find a new home.

This is my actual work space. It's never this clean!

That's me working on one of several paintings.

My precious studio!

The painters from Daily Painters Gallery are having an online studio tour today. So we are all posting photos of our studio/work space. I have an unfair advantage because my husband, Christopher, is an extraordinary photographer. It's what he does. And he's good at it! So between his serious skill and a whirlwind studio cleaning, my studio looks fabulous! Actually, I now have a dream studio for the first time ever. This little 500 square ft. cottage is in our backyard in the oldest part of San Diego, Mission Hills. The cottage was built in 1925 and we have made a point of maintaining the charm and sweet details of the original design. It's quirky, which suits me just fine. My daughter, Cameron, often joins me in the cottage and works on her own inspired creations while I paint. It's where we've had some of our most memorable chats. And Nellie, my studio manager, keeps me in line. She cruises in and out of my studio all day hoping for walks, treats or belly-rubs. She gets plenty of each. So this is where I spend most of my days, doing what I love most. I am so lucky!!


Barbara Pask said...

This is my favorite studio of the tour I think. You're so lucky, all the windows. It's really lovely, probably inspires you to work. I'm jealous, can you tell? Barb

Anonymous said...

What a dream space! Absolutely breath taking! I hope to have something like this one day. You look like a very happy lady!
Best wishes and Happy Holidays!

belindadelpesco.com said...

Wonderful pictures, and I especially liked the portrait of you with your studio manager, and the opportunity to see SCALE on some of your work! What a treat to peruse the easel and the ledge in there. Great stuff!

Deb Kirkeeide said...

What a perfect studio - I'm want one just like it for Christmas!

Delilah said...

Okay, you are the winner what a wonderful space to work in. I want your windows.

Mary J DuVal said...

You've got me dreaming now!!!! I've always worked just "wherever" but seeing the various studios (and especially yours) inspires me to get with it! Thank you for sharing. Your studio manager is adorable - my assistant is also a Bichon (It looks like that's what yours is too?)

Unknown said...

Wow, I taking the tour today and I have to say that your studio space is wonderful! You are one lucky artist. I love the Craftsman cottage. Thanks for sharing. Happy Holidays!

kaycrain said...

So nice to "meet" you and see your great studio space!
Your doggie made me homesick to see my "niece" T.J. ;)
Great space and terrific photos and awesome paintings. I've always loved your quirky little people!
sign me jealous!
Kay Crain