Working as an artist can often be a fairly solitary existence. Many hours of work in the studio can reduce the opportunity for interaction with other people, whether they be artists or art appreciators.
In November of 2022 I saw a Facebook post inviting artists to apply to be considered for Associate membership of Ayres House Art Studios in Wallingford Oxfordshire.
Ayres house is a lovely old period building that houses 14 studio spaces, where an eclectic group of artists work, creating diverse art in a variety of media. The building also houses exhibtion and teaching space.
I submitted an application and was delighted in January to be notified that my application had been successful.
I am now part of a small group of associate members, that meets up regularly to show ‘works in progress’, to swap ideas and to discuss forthcoming exhibition ideas.
I am looking forward to the year ahead, as we prepare (amongst other things) for the Associates exhibition at the end of June.
You can find out more about Ayres House and it’s artists at