Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Christine Farmer: shedworker

Christine Farmer is an artist (working mainly in monochrome and pen and ink) and writer (specialising in history and philosophy) living and working in Stourbridge in the West Midlands (see more about her at her website here). She is also a recent addition to the ranks of shedworkers. Here's what she says about it:
"I love my workspace! Having it built was one of the best decisions I ever made. Previously I was drawing on the dining room table, but since I decided to take art up full time professionally, I really needed a better working environment: hence the ‘shed’! It’s just ideal for the semi-recluse who needs peace and quiet while working, and I love the view of the pond and wildlife – very relaxing. The only downside is having no kitchen etc. and having to pop back to the house when it’s chucking it down!

"The shed went up in two days and didn’t make a mess of the (tiny!) garden. Quentin from Green Retreats came out to talk design, and just how big a building we could squeeze into the available space, and a month later it was there!"


  1. Looks gorgeous - love the artwork too (just been on the artist's website).

  2. Christine's wonderful workspace is as far from my traditional definition of a 'Shed'as it's possible to get...how wondereful to have such a fantastic place to work.

    Please pop on over to Christines site to why this space is so vital!

  3. Well, we're seeing a redefinition of the term 'shed' I think. But you're right,it's a lovely place to work and what she produces from her shed is marvellous.