Open Tue-Sat 10-5 Sunday 12-4
…… and its all British & Handmade
THE SNUG …..a place to chill with friends over Coffee surrounded by lots of lovely art & gifts…and where we hold our Tuesday MEET & MAKES and Watercolour Tuition…..Coffee, Tea & Hot Chocolate available
Welcome to Studio 61…this is my working art studio where I paint and showcase my work and that of the many creative friends I have made over the last 8 years from up and down the UK
If you are in the area you are more than welcome to pop in for a browse ….
Watercolour Tuition, Meet & Makes and Workshop Space
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Hope you can find to pop in or enjoy browsing online
Studio 61 is a unique Gallery Boutique in the Derbyshire Dales featuring the artwork, ceramics, textiles, glass and bath products by Karina Goodman which is complimented by a refreshing and ever changing range of unique & unusual gifts and design pieces for you and your home from around 100 British Artists, Designers and Jewellers.
Karina’s love for Cornwall is reflected in her work and the gallery has a distinctive seaside feel with unusual pieces made throughout the UK with many Designers from Cornwall and other UK coastlines.
Established in 2005 Studio 61 has gained a reputation for selling quality British Art, Design & Jewellery and does not sell imported goods. Just Beautiful and British.
Nestled in the village of Holloway near Matlock with a stunning backdrop of picturesque Peak District scenery, the studio is spread nicely throughout numerous rooms and offers a beautiful and innovative range of gorgeous gifts, designer jewellery, pieces for the home, prints and cards with something for everyones tastes and budgets.
The Studio has been awarded The Peak District National Park Environmental Quality Mark for being a green business and its promotion of locally sourced sustainable products.
At any one time, there are three Guest Exhibitions which change on a monthly basis to give a varied and refreshing feel to the gallery
The website now offers customers the facility to purchase some of the studios most popular items and delivery on all products is included in the price, so the price you see is the price you pay.
You can also buy online and have your items sent from you as a gift to anywhere in the UK for FREE..presented in our gorgeous pink packaging
New stock will be added regularly and please Subscribe to receive the monthly eNewsletter which will keep you informed of new arrivals and the increasingly popular Ladies Evenings and other events.
I am a professional Artist with home and studio gallery Studio 61 in the Parish of Dethick, Lea & Holloway, Nr Matlock Derbyshire in the Heart of England. My inspiration comes from the varied landscapes and landmarks, always with the emphasis on colour and atmosphere.
My latest works form part of The Home Sweet Home and Seaside Collections and have a unique quirky style. These are often mistaken for acrylics owing to their colour and depth. I love to create texture and enjoy using different types of salts, squirting lots of water and then waiting to see the results. I am fascinated with ravaged trees and skies and this is reflected in my more atmospheric watercolours.
My passion for walking gives me the opportunity to acquire some amazing photographs and my landscapes are mainly from photos taken whilst out walking or from images floating around in my head…
I would describes my life as happy and hectic! With two children, a busy husband and running my business, time is of an essence; my days out walking are ‘recharging the batteries’days.
Likes: Music (Pink Floyd, AC/DC), Walking, Reading, Good Food (veggie) & Red Wine, Monsall Head, Cornwall, People, Friends & Family, My Home & being as daft as possible with kids
Dislikes: Shopping, Fashion, Football, TV (apart from Gene Hunt on Ashes to Ashes & Homes stuff ie Grand Designs), Bad manners and miserable people………………………Life is too short
Outlook on life: Cherish yesterday… Dream about Tomorrow….Live for Today
Born in 1961, I was raised in Sutton-in-Ashfield, North Notts and consider myself very fortunate to have had a very happy childhood. Many long summers were spent camping in the Peak District and Derbyshire Dales with my Mum, Dad, younger sister and brother.
School & Career
I attended Eastbourne Secondary School and upon leaving attended college for two years studying Business Studies. This led to a career within the NHS spanning 18 years, the latter 8 of which were with the Mental Health Service.
What Got Me Started
I left The Health Service in 1996 to have my daughter, followed by my son in 1997 and took up watercolours purely as a hobby in 2000. A family friend Bernard inspired me to have a go. I attended a 6 week beginner’s course at the Patchings Art Centre, Calverton and then enjoyed painting / tuition with a family friend, Sue Wright. For my 40th birthday my family packed me off on a painting holiday in Gloucestershire at the home of International artist Ron Ransom (what a lovely gentleman) and since then I have not looked back.