What has been great about my Meeting Glasgow’s Creatives project is that I have been able to visit studios across this city that I would never see otherwise. This week I met Jane Gardiner at Wasps Studios just off Alexandra Parade. Jane paints from her studio in Wasps while working as a GP three days a week.
During our shoot, Jane and I chatted about her love of museums and how she often gains inspiration from them. I noticed a lot of Jane’s work included elements such as skeletons, animals, and butterflies, and I wondered if Jane’s medical knowledge informed her art as well as her love of museums.
Anyway, Jane and I agreed to try some portrait style / head shots for use on her website. Luckily, we were able to take advantage of the lovely natural light coming in from the window in her studio.
As seems to be the norm for me I was struck by a bout of minor clumsiness again and managed lean in oil paint when I was taking a shot. This was followed only seconds later by me knocking a hat to the ground from Jane’s collection of costumes.