At the tail end of last year I knew I’d have to change my business model in order to survive the shifting sands. At the time, I had no idea what my new model would look like but knew that remaining affordable wasn’t up for negotiation.
As with most things, the materials I use were hit with huge price increases. Most businesses pass these increases onto us, the customer but I didn’t want to do that to my customers when now more than ever they would need affordable gifts to mark those special occasions.
So to keep my work affordable, in the last few months, I’ve made some cost saving changes to how I work which means that:-
I now paint from home, lucky to have an understanding Other Half who doesn’t mind my taking over the corner of living room again and sharing his workshop with me.
I’m still at Fisherton Mill although in a smaller studio but the plus side to this arrangement is that my studio is permanently open during Fisherton Mill hours so there’s more opportunity for you to browse.
The Fisherton Mill gallery shop is stocking a wider range of my work – you’ll find small original paintings and recently added prints along with the usual blank greeting cards and larger paintings.
It does need pointing out that I wouldn’t be still standing if it wasn’t for the
The Fisherton Mill.
As an independent gallery with its own business challenges, The Mill has been a constant source of encouragement and support for me and I’m not just talking about the cake in the café!