At the easel by Karin Zeller

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Another studio shot, this time showing me in action at my easel. My studio is my pride and joy. I had it built about 10 years ago in the back yard of our house. At the time, both my kids still lived at home, and I had no space to work. My intention was to start my portrait business and teach art as well. My studio has a small ensuite (shower and toilet). The shower is mainly used for storage these days.


karinzeller, studio

I have been a professional artist since 1990, starting out doing pencil portrait commissions. These days I have my own back yard studio, where I work towards future exhibitions, and teach weekly classes & workshops in watercolour and acrylics as well as drawing.
My studio is located in Hobson’s Bay ( Altona Meadows) , Victoria
Contact me at or mobile: 0413 741 085

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  • Marriet
    Marrietabout 3 years ago

    Nice story, Karin. It is so special to have a space of your own!

  • Thank you, Marriet ! I do feel very blessed to have my own studio. It was a dream come true for me. It also can double as a guest room for visitors and a small classroom, of course, where I teach classes and workshops.

    – Karin Zeller

  • Sally Griffin
    Sally Griffinabout 3 years ago

    Oh Karin…hwo wonderful to see you at work on a famous cat!!!. WOW…are most of your painting that large? How do you scan them to post on RB???

  • Thank you, Sally. Didn’t know this cat was famous. Actually, many of my paintings are small, some are large. I work in both watercolour and Acrylics, and in various sizes. My first abstract cat was only the size of a greeting card, but turned out to be my most popular and often faved on Deviantart. I decided to do it large in acrylics. It sold very soon after I finished it, to a man who bought it as a birthday present for his girlfriend who loved cats.

    – Karin Zeller

  • Rita  H. Ireland
    Rita H. Irelandabout 3 years ago

    Thank you for sharing!

  • I enjoy the sharing of my artist journey and I’m happy that people are interested.
    Thank you, for caring, Rita. : )

    – Karin Zeller

  • May Hege  Rygel
    May Hege Rygelabout 3 years ago

    Nice to hear about!

  • Thank you, May ! : )

    – Karin Zeller

  • Freda Surgenor
    Freda Surgenorabout 3 years ago

    Love seeing you at work in your studio, Karin, the painting looks great!!!!

  • Thanks for the lovely comment, dear Freda. Funny how I feel like a “real” artist when I work on my big easel.( I now have a better Malstick, made for me by my husband. ) It just feels so good to be standing up while painting. This is actually from two years ago. The painting is long gone, sold within a month of finishing it. Wish they were all that quick to walk out the door. : )

    – Karin Zeller

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorabout 3 years ago


  • Thank you, Liz ! I think it’s great to see artists in their studio. It puts things into context to see the work at the easel, and see how big it is. : )

    – Karin Zeller

  • Orla Cahill Photography
    Orla Cahill Ph...about 3 years ago

    What a great studio. And what great art you have Karin, and they look so impressive as large pieces. You have a great eye for colour. Love all your portfolio work. Keep up the great work. Excellent! Cheers, Orla

  • Thank you for such a lovely comment, Orla! You are very kind – thank you for letting me know you like my artwork. : )

    – Karin Zeller

  • terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
    terezadelpilar...about 3 years ago

    fabulous studio and great shot of you at work:)

  • Thank you, Tereza ! : )

    – Karin Zeller

  • jwmphotos
    jwmphotosabout 3 years ago

    What a super studio Karin. Lucky you!! Great capture,

  • Thank you, John ! Yes, I’m very lucky to have such a great studio, and a husband, who took this photo of me in action. : )

    – Karin Zeller

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonalmost 3 years ago

    An amazing shot of the artist at work! Your studio sounds fabulous Karin. Mine is an absolute shemozzle at the moment as I have been re-painting the walls! It is going to be sooooo good when it’s all finished. Nearly there now! (It is an old Victorian school room so I have two rooms and 12ft high ceilings)! I have achey bits all over from going up and down the ladder!!!! Fell off the ladder a couple of days ago and landed on my back on the floor – looking up at the paint pot wobbling on top of the ladder, and thinking “OH NO”! But thankfully it didn’t fall! I would have looked like Kermit the Frog as the paint around the windows is a sludgy green colour! Will post some photos when it’s all finished.

  • Thank you, Lynda ! I love your wonderful stories. I remember having a look at the photos of your studio, and reading about your cocky, and you thought was a boy, until he laid an egg. So funny! Now I hope I am remembering correctly, or I’m going to feel pretty silly.
    I can just picture the scenario, and very glad for you the paint can didn’t fall down. What a relief. Hope you did not injure yourself. Looking forward to seeing your newly painted studio.

    – Karin Zeller

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