You never know where the inspiration will come from.
My studio is located at La Briqueterie in Feucherolles, west of Paris. It is a building full of other artists, of every discipline. It is a relaxed, open community.
Every two months we stage an Open Doors event for the artists and artisans who have their work spaces there.
It is a great opportunity to invite the public to to see what we do and to get feedback. The atmosphere is relaxed and people can come and go as they please. I have found these events very useful making connections and, ultimately, for selling work.
As I work on my own in my creative bubble, I find it important to allow people who are interested and curious to have a look at my work and my space. It is often surprising to me what people are attracted or drawn to in my paintings.
It is always a learning experience, and it often makes me step outside my normal space and look at things with fresh eyes. It is these unexpected combinations, connections that often inspire me.