The New, Not So Tiny, Tiny Studio

The new, not so tiny, studio!

The new, not so tiny, studio!

We’ve settled in to the new house and I’ve begun working in the new studio space that has been so generously provided to me.  It’s amazing how space can make such a difference in your creative practice.  I love it and am so grateful!

My “one hour a day” goal has been reinstated now that my family is well settled and things have calmed down a bit.

I’m working on a commissioned portrait for a family in Lubbock, TX right now and have begun a series on Austin which will include landmarks, like the 360 Bridge and the UT Tower, in a Chinese traditional art style (a form of art I studied while living in China) as well as oil paintings of street scenes and local color, seen through the eyes of an Austin native.  After returning from our seven years in China, I’m finding that we’re a rare breed nowadays.  Having missed my beloved hometown for the years we were away, I have a unique perspective on the city now, appreciating the things that were mundane before.  All of these are and will be available for purchase, both originals and prints.

Austin 360 Bridge. 25x19" Mixed Media on Paper. $180

Austin 360 Bridge. 25×19″ Mixed Media on Paper. $240

I’m also toying around with the idea of teaching art out of my home to kids.  I’m not a certified teacher, but I love kids, I love art, and I would love to pass on this passion of creative practice as a part of life.  I would focus on teaching how to draw objects and people, and the discipline of observation, since that is my particular craft.  I was thinking about having this class once a week, on Saturday mornings.

Parents, would you be interested in your children being a part of something like this?  Please leave comment below.  Thanks!


Meena Matocha is a contemporary representational artist living and working near her hometown of Austin, TX.

Posted in Drawings, Inside My World, One Hour A Day, Teaching Art

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