Squidless Studios

Squidless Studios is the brainchild of Madison Battams, a passionate artist who has found her artistic sanctuary within the vibrant Newcastle art scene.

As a one-woman show, Madison pours her heart and soul into every creation, channeling her creative energy from the cozy confines of her kitchen table.

The genesis of Squidless Studios can be traced back to a fateful evening in 2019, when Madison found herself embroiled in a spirited argument about baby names at a Thai restaurant. Determined to make her case, she proposed the name "Squid" for a baby, an idea both cute and simple, but alas, met with vehement opposition. Undeterred, Madison embarked on a journey that would change her life forever.

The world underwent a profound transformation shortly after, with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to unemployment. Seeking solace in her creativity, Madison began painting and sharing her creations on Instagram, initially intended for the enjoyment of a small circle of friends and personal gratification. However, to her surprise, the demand for her art grew exponentially, prompting the creation of a dedicated second Instagram account to showcase her work.

In search of a distinctive and memorable brand name, Madison reflected on her past aspirations and the name she couldn't use for a baby—Squid.
With a stroke of inspiration, she added "less" , symbolizing her current lack of actual squids and embracing the absence as a catalyst for limitless artistic possibilities. Thus, Squidless Studios was born—a name that captures the spirit of Madison's artistic journey and vision.

With an unwavering commitment to her craft, Madison continues to create captivating works from her kitchen table, captivating the hearts and minds of art enthusiasts around the world.