Julia Atkinson-Dunn of Studio Home

Studio Home formerly presented a revolving collection of limited edition and original works by some of New Zealand's most exciting artists!
After much contemplation I have paused representing other artists to concentrate on my own art practice. 

My work is entirely informed and inspired by the seasonal movement of my urban garden in Christchurch, New Zealand. 
In early 2017 I moved into my first home (not rented) that allowed limitless opportunity for decorating to fully reflect my own aesthetic. 
Presented with a garden as part of this, I was, for the first time presented the idea that our outdoor spaces could be curated as well, and from there I have fallen deeply down the gardening rabbit hole. 

Based on a background of interior design, writing and art I have found gardening to be an incredible outlet for my creative desires and well, entirely, life changing. 

I invite you to explore my website and blog; Studio Home for writing around home and garden. I have a regular column in Stuff which is released in print via The Press, Dominion Post and other regional papers on Thursdays. Most recently, I have released my first book; 'Petal Power' published locally by Koa Press. 

The endless documenting and research of my garden led me to experiment further, attempting to reflect the vibe and often playful magic I find in my homegrown flowers. 

The result is the ongoing series "Creatures from my garden" which features homegrown (sometimes foraged) arrangements, photographed at home, printed onto archival photo rag and then individually overpainted with water colour and acrylic for a whimsical feeling. 
All work is currently sold framed which we undertake ourselves from our home based studio; Studio Home Framing. 

The result isn't complicated art, it is work that should bring joy and a smile knowing that is has been presented to you from my home. Seed to framing. 

There is an emotional thrill in finding a piece that will hang in your home for life. 

Julia x 

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