Kate Simpson Fine Art HQ is up and running!
These past few months have been busy, with moving to our new house, working my way through chirstmas commissions and Christmas Fayres. (which was all very successful, so thank you to everyone who has supported me!)
My artwork has gone from strength to strength. I now have a few projects in the pipeline for clients which I cannot wait to reveal in the next few months, and of course my commission work and my own work is certainly keeping me busy. We are finally making our house a “home” even just silly things like putting flowers in the house, it sounds daft but we are now buying things we want in the house and not things we need (I mean the weekly shop is an essential and both Jack and I are ruled by our stomachs!)
Not only a vase of flowers or two have been added to our house, but also a brand new shiny studio for myself! Yes its a selfish thing to say but when Jack allowed me to convert one end of the room to be a studio it just had to be done. I am not going to lie, I didnt realise how much work would be involved and we did get a few helping hands along the way.
The first part was to strip the walls bare! We attacked from all sides with the steamer and with a little prayer and some elbow grease managed to peel it all off ( A very satisfying job!)
The major part was to install a door from the outside into the studio. Our house was originally two symmetrical houses, it was knocked through in the middle and the (Studio) door was boarded up and a window was added instead. The new door means that it becomes seperate to the house and also we don't have so many people walking right throguh the house, its impossible for me to hoover once a week, so to hoover every couple of days when people come for paintings well thats just getting too silly and OCD for me.
The door was added as well as a window on the opposite wall, I wanted as much natrual light as possible. So we chose a stable door, that had a window so the light could stream in from our South facing house (always a bonus when you need that lovely natural light!)
Then came the decorating, now Jack and I didn't have much faith in doing any of this decorating, so we scidaddled off on a little holiday while the decorator came and lined and painted the whole room which was the best thing ever , we also decided on having dado rails and chains to hang them up instead of nailing my paintings to the walls. It just means that if I had big paintings and swapped them for little paintings I didnt have horrible holes in the walls from changing the height of where they went. Now all we had to do was carpet it, again we left that to someone else.
After all that the fun part came, and that was to move everything in and hey presto a lovely new studio. It has always been a life goal for me to have a Studio and to have one at home makes me one very lucky lady. I also have a place of work and can shut the door and not look at it if I don't want too, not to mention we now have a Kitchen table back!
If you're in the Northumberland area and would like to visit my paintings and have a chat just book an appointment, call 07971720534 or email firstname.lastname@example.org