Brandon Wilkinson

Moving My Studio

Saturday, August 8th 2009 at 11:20pm

Moving Out

I decided around the begining of August to quit Blackfish Gallery and move out of my studio.

This was a bit of an agonizing decision but I think it’s the right one. I’d been at Blackfish since 2003. It was a good home for me, having built up a body of work in the two years out of college, it was one of two galleries in town that took my application seriously. I’m thankful for that, and I’m glad to have gotten to know the Blackfish membership during my stay there.

In the end, I was becoming stagnant and complacent in the gallery. I had a solo show in October of 2008, in which no work sold and I got pretty limited feedback. This was a bit worrying, so I took a sabbatical for the spring and summer of 2009. I wasn’t getting much done, or feeling inspired, until around the end of July, when I started playing with the idea of moving my painting studio into a corner of my living room that had just been a drawing studio up to that point. I did a trial run of it on a wedding commission piece a few weeks ago and it worked great. That was when I decided that moving out was a good idea.

I’m gonna miss Blackfish, but I’m more excited about the new home studio. I’ve got some new ideas for paintings and a good place to work on them.

What more could a painter want?

The Pictures

My paintings in the old studio storage area

My paintings in the old studio storage area.

The southwest corner of my old studio

All cleaned out and swept up.

Old studio shelving

The shelving that came with the studio. Left for the next tenant.

Goodbye studio

Goodbye studio!

Loading up the Uhaul

Loading up the Uhaul.

Me inside the new storage space

Standing inside the new storage space with a stupid look on my face.

The new storage space

It’s all sealed up with plastic. Hope it keeps out the winter rain.

Maddening computer shit

What your reading is the second time I’ve written this post. I went to upload it the first time and it got erased because my login timed out. I did some cussin and learned a lesson.

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4 comments

  1. Brandon Wilkinson said on Saturday, August 8th 2009 at 5:54pm

    Yes! The blog friggin works!

  2. maggie said on Saturday, August 8th 2009 at 7:43pm

    happy to have you working here at the kearns/wilkinson studio and gardens. Welcome home!

  3. Kirk Botero said on Tuesday, August 18th 2009 at 5:16pm

    Hi Brandon, I would imagine that those bright white painters pants featured in some of your photos are well used by now. Your new studio space looks great and I look forward to seeing some recent work.

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