Archibald prize winning painter Lewis Miller likens his life to a game of chess: “ I look at what I’m doing and I think: This is the stage I’m at. But if it goes well this is where it could get to!”
Lewis loves working in his somewhat chaotic studio space in Melbourne’s St Kilda: “An artist’s studio is a bit like an old bloke’s shed.”
Lewis’ studio sits above an industrial landscape of car repair shops and factories. Uncomfortably comfortable, there’s some bric-a-brac, a few favourite drawings, some postcards, photos and some old still life set-ups. You can instantly see why he loves the space.
Lewis says he usually stuffs around a bit first thing, makes a cup of tea, shift things around a bit, and eventually he might do something:
“ If you want to continue painting you have to do a lot of it. And like a lot of things, not everything is going to be good!”
Click here to check out Lewis’ work on The Stock Rooms.
You can also get a close up view of his studio here.