Day Eight

Sarah Miatt is a British artist who has lived and worked in Tuscany since 1987. Her work draws inspiration from the Etruscan culture that is so abundant in Cortona and the surrounding regions. Miatt’s studio is unusual, built on raised wooden platforms and enclosed with tents, a kind of artistic summer camp. She says that when she leaves her house to walk through the woods to her studio she feels as if she is literally walking back through the centuries to the Etruscan times. On Wednesday Sarah welcomed our group to her studio where she shared her thoughts, visions, inspirations, as well as her work in progress and her unique space. We were given leave to wander the place and paint, and afterwards were served a sumptuous Tuscan lunch by Sarah’s husband Jon.

Photo credits: Rosy Avoscan, Frank Hobbs, Katasha Ross.

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