ARTisSpectrum Vol.30, November 2013 - page 38-39

ARTisSpectrum | Volume 30 |
ARTisSpectrum | Volume 30 |
S t u d i o S pa c e s
: M A I R I B U D R E A U
Mairi above Kamloops lake
In my walkout basement studio, several easels support paintings and preliminary drawings at various stages of progress.
Dangling haphazardly are tracings taped to the walls. A wide, but short window adds north light to the bank of full spec-
trum lights that illuminate the space from above. Beneath the window spans a banquet table freckled with drips, smears
and dried oil. It supports two to three hundred brushes standing in jars and a basket half full of mutilated paint tubes. My
palette often remains on this table while I paint.
A large and small drafting table is where image planning takes place and a shelf unit stands swollen under a load of books.
A second banquet table is the desk where thoughts spread out to get all the art business done. A floor to ceiling cabinet
holds art supplies and the most beautiful furniture in the whole room is a hand-made cedar print cabinet full of photos,
art paper and old work. On it sits a tiny seldom-used TV. A drawing of my daughter, my first 3 oil paintings and photos of
my husband, family and friends have special places on the walls.
Mairi in the Studio
The other studio is in my soul, the creative
source where ideas arrive from those nebu-
lous places that all artists have access to.
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