My artist studio is located in my home in Adelaide, South Australia.
In February 2019, I caught the Marie Kondo bug. I fully cleaned out my garage, (the before shots are a right state), and set up a new studio in this space. There are some structural things that need attention: lighting, air conditioning, replacing the garage door. The lighting has just been done!!!! This is how I feel about the new lighting:
I am, however, really enjoying the real feeling of having more space. High ceilings help. And I’m not worrying about getting oil paint on the floor or walls (my previous studio was a normal room in my home).
Luckily the garage is under the main roof. Aside from the ancient garage door and the beer fridge, it has the feel and presence of a normal room. I am constantly fighting the urge to have more furniture creep into the studio. This is working, because as soon as I start to feel cramped, whatever I just added has to go. So I can paint!
I regularly shift things around in the studio to make it work for my current paintings.