Our Art Studio came about due to a long promise by my husband, Mike Mattinson, that I would one day have a studio of my own.
I lived and raised my family, for over 65 years, on the beautiful farm of Dreadnought Peak, in the Entumeni area west of Eshowe. Mike built a shed on the farm in approximately 1998, with the intention of it becoming the studio and workshop combined. The workshop took priority and the studio stayed on hold.
We moved to Mtunzini in 2014, as Mike’s health could no longer cope with the altitude on the farm.
We bought an old house on an acre of ground. We are in town and yet we feel as though we have moved from the farm to a farm. When facing west we have amazing views of farmlands, hills in the distance and the Ngoye forest. When we step out of our gate and face east it is to gaze over the beautiful golf course and the sea. The Restaurants are in walking distance.
We studied our new acre of ground and saw the potential for an art studio. The plans were drawn up, the ground excavated and the building erected. The studio is finally our dream come true! Mike has been given a corner for his workshop to make him be a part of our venture.
The view is stunning. The play of light, due to the changing weather and depending on the hour of the day is wonderful. Our enormous Red Mahogany is a constant source of beauty.
The birds, butterflies and bees are a constant reminder of how fortunate we are to be surrounded by and so close to nature. The garden is still in the process of being established, but already it is most rewarding when taking a stroll. It is wheel chair friendly.
The studio is available for visitors to enjoy. A lot of work, studying and playing with art is still needed to be done, so please bear with us.
It will need to be by appointment only as it is a working studio.
Please don’t hesitate to give us a call. Marian Mattinson 083 419 5697 or Shelley Mattinson 083 775 9317
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