Changes and Updates

A lot has happened since the last blog post on this site!

Today’s note is just a quick update.

The 2020 year has been a time for personal art explorations and some changes in focus at Forest House Studio.

For Neilson, a new International artist’s residency (in Arizona) was postponed, as well as some exhibition opportunities. There have also been some significant changes in the home studio. Like so many others, we have been adapting to new challenges and doing our best to find the silver lining while navigating challenging times. It is actually turning out to be a very busy year, often in some surprising ways!

One highlight in the spring, was creating a short video to contribute to the KIRA Creative Quarantine series, (Check the painting tutorial on the Kingsbrae International Residence for the Arts link below).

There were some technical challenges with home video set-up, because changes happened so quickly in the spring. As a result of quarantine rules, we could not recruit a camera assistant. There were also time and video equipment limitations.

Still, we had some fun on a Friday, painting outdoors in the sunshine!

Other Changes for 2020 - 2021


Blog posts (Studio Notes) are now only being added to this site very occasionally. Most of the older posts have been archived and many of the remaining teaching posts will disappear in 2021.

Now for process highlights from the studio,  you are welcome to check out Instagram,


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    We have temporarily discontinued in-person workshops and art lessons at Forest House Studio but Covid-Safe protocols are in effect for studio visits or commission planning. We take a maximum of three people in the studio (two guests at a time, by appointment). 

    Visit the contact page on this site to ask questions or to set up a studio visit. 

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