The Drawn Together Art Collective was founded a few years ago in an eclectic South London studio. Inspired by our surroundings and each others work, we decided to join forces and embark on a new creative direction together. We continued working from our first studio for over a year before we thought it was time to move on to something more permanent (and somewhere a little bit warmer...). We’ve recently moved in to a lovely newly built art studio in Streatham in South London, situated in stunning refurbished railway arches, surrounded by a beautiful open roof atrium and original Victorian London yellow-stock brickwork.
As well as our studio space in Streatham we also have our own workspaces at home, splitting our time working between the two. Rebecca’s job as a private art tutor takes her to clients all over London, so she often has to carry out personal artwork on the go, bringing her sketchbook along as she travels through the city. Maria and Hazel tend to be in the studio most days, working on commissions, paintings and illustrations.
We’ve tried to make our workspace as homely as possible and surround ourselves with inspirational images and objects. Maria and Rebecca love pinning images, postcards and artwork on the wall for inspiration. Hazel likes to surrounds herself with trinkets and found objects, but when working on her intricate watercolours she tends to keep her desk completely clear of clutter. By a stroke of luck, just as we were moving in to the studio, we managed to salvage two large antique plan chests from a local secondary school that were refurbishing their art classrooms, after a lots of love and polish these now take pride of place in our arch.
Working together in an art collective and a shared creative environment has been a great inspiration for us. We all have our ups and down and understand how difficult it can be to keep motivated when working on our own, so it has been fantastic to be able to have a network of fellow creatives at hand to bounce ideas off, or just someone to share a cup of tea and a chat with.
If you would like to see any of our products before you buy, or talk to us about a possible commission, please feel free to contact us to book a visit to our studio.