The Country Studio


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This is the first in what will be a series of posts here at Accidental Hayseed, featuring artists in their working environments.

And by working environments, I mean studios.

And by studios, I mean barns, stables, sheds, buildings that have had a former life.

The country life lends itself to creativity especially if you can carve out a space that’s dedicated just for that purpose.

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Santa Barbara resident, Katie Upton, has been a professional artist for 30 years.

I first saw her work about 5 years ago in a gallery in Santa Barbara.  What stuck me most was the scale.  Her work in really big and, for me, hard to walk away from.

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The color, oh!  And how about this?  I’m not a horse owner and don’t really know my way around them but Katie’s horses on canvas are compelling to say the least.

Here’s more.  Enjoy!

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Thank you, Katie, for letting me take a peek into your studio!

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One does not make friends.  One recognizes them.  —Garth Henrichs

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