Just over a year ago I picked up the keys to my studio in a beautiful old mill on the outskirts of Manchester, welcome to AWOL Studios at Hope Mill. Almost exactly a year later due to lock down rules I had to take a little break, I set up a small home studio for the duration.
Initially I found it hard to concentrate at home, after a few weeks though I managed to settle into a good studio routine. All my recent paintings on paper have been made at home, during lock down. I am now back at the mill and have decided to keep the same studio practice going, working at home on smaller paintings and larger canvasses at Hope Mill.