All can be posted within the UK for additional P+P costs.
Paintings Summer Sale!
The importance of a studio
I graduated from Uni nearly 2 years ago now, and the best thing I ever did was to follow the advice I received to get a studio straight away. Although ridiculously poor when I finished my art degree I prioritised getting a space to work in. And having that studio has meant that I have continued to paint ever since. More than that though it emphasises to me that I am a practising artist every time I go there, another needed encouragement when times are hard. I couldn't do without it now. There is a great opportunity at the Mill where my studio is for a new graduate to receive a studio half price. Please pass this info on, it just might keep a graduate creating!
ARTIST STUDIO SPACES
1.2 miles FROM BOLTON TOWN CENTRE (Falcon Mill, off Halliwell Rd.)
In part of a former cotton mill. A suite of 10 artists studio, preparation room, reception area, lift access and large exhibition space.
RENT (includes heating and lighting)
Studio (for new graduate): approx. 4.5m by 1.8m and an exhibition at the end of 12 months = £30pcm (which is half-price for 12 months)
Studio : approx. 4.5m by 1.8m = £60pcm
Studio : approx. 4.5m by 3.7m = £100pcm
EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITIES within the artist wing
Contact Pete Marsh (artist) for further details….
Tel: 01204 493223
Messing with what is human!
Have been pushing around the boundaries of what identifies an image as human today with pastels. The image below being part of my research....there's nowt as queer as folk!
Yesterday was my turn to install my paintings for the Synthesis Show. It is always a bit of a gamble when I am painting with a specific venue/theme in mind as to whether it will come off. I filled my studio with microscopic slides, which although I am not using in the show, have definitely informed my work. The colours in the paintings have been influenced by them and the drab bricks of industrial Manchester! I really felt happier installing work in such a 'real' venue as opposed to a sterile white walled gallery. Think my paintings respond much better, and under low light too. Very inspiring day. The sum of my parts is obviously the industrial atmospheric look!!
P.S. The space is for my girl who isn't dry yet!
Spent today starting to put together the Synthesis Exhibition. Apart from waving my arms around in an affected manner I met some lovely fellow artists today and Tracie Shaylor and I started to see the dream becoming real..
We open the show a week today. All are welcome to the preview night
The Haven of the Studio
I love artists studios, and mine is my haven. Each time I open the door I am greeted by the stares of my girls, my creations. Sometimes those stares feel accusatory if I haven't been there for a while. I sit in my chair with a brew and just look at the the last lot of work before starting afresh. My studio is in an old mill, it is deadly silent which is eerie as I often think of how noisy it would have been in its heyday. I think about the women workers, half deaf, fingers shredded, working in harsh conditions, lungs shriveled from cotton dust and raise my brew to them. I am blessed.
Thoughts on paint and painting.