I'm a full time artist and I am looking for a place that I can work in and live in. I have been a full time artist for 4 years now and I need more space for painting to meet gallery demands. There are no places in Victoria that support artists in this way but I would prefer to stay in Victoria if possible so I am posting this in hopes that someone has a zoned space for this.
The place would need a kitchen, bathroom and enough space for a king sized bed (a proper bedroom would be a plus but I can make one with dividers), living room and a large workspace with good lighting. We are hoping for a price range of $1000-$1900 but can negotiate if the place is fantastic. We hope to move by spring/summer.
I have a boyfriend who is a programmer/writer, we have been together for 8 years and I have 2 indoor adult cats. Neither of us smoke, we drink about twice a year, we are quiet and spend most of our time working, our work is very much our lives for the most part which is why we want to find the perfect space since we spend a LOT of time at home. We have a car, I have tax records for proof of income, I am considering hiring an assistant in the future so another person would be visiting on occasion. We moved to Salmon Arm area last year so we will be moving from there (lived in Victoria prior to living here).
I've attached some photos of the type of space I am looking for. I have more photos of us + the cats if needed.