Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Tamar Zinn: Studio Photos NYC

Below is my main work wall, several pieces nearing completion:

Several pieces in progress, long way to go on these.

and a close up of friends:

Stay tuned for an interview in June with Tamar Zinn!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Studio Photos: Lisa Pressman

Lisa Pressman provided photos of her studio, mentioning that it's in a state of disarray. There's a lot of work here in various stages of development. Enjoy and thank you, Lisa!

An almost finished painting by Pressman

Monday, April 18, 2011

Thanks to Emma! You're the 100th follower.

Well, a big thank you to all the folks who have checked that little "follow" button in the side column of my blog. As some of you know, I am in the midst of moving studios, and it is definitely turning out to be a LOT of work. I don't know who Emma is personally, but here's a big THANKS for giving me a little smile seeing that milestone. I love blogging, and it's nice to know you're all out there. I'll be posting pix of the studio move sometime soon so stay tuned. Also will be posting pix of Lisa Pressman's studio very soon.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Show Me Your Studio!

While I am moving to my new studio space, I 'm thinking about the many ways that other folks work and use their space. Inspired by the recent post of Lisa Pressman, who is posting other artists' bookshelves, I thought it might be fun to show some photos of artists' studios!

Watch a video of Lisa here. I have been an avid admirer of her abstractions since I first saw them.

Please email me photos of your studio if you'd like to have it posted.  Enjoy this spring weather!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Moving to a New Studio: A Room of My Own

In 1996 I moved into this lovely space, which is half of a 950 sq. ft. studio in an old carpet factory in Saxonville Massachusetts. It's 3 minutes from my house. I have spent 15 years and thousands of hours working and creating my art here. For 7 years ran my freelance graphic design business in a corner, in conjunction with my painting work.

Over the years, I have had the company of 4 different "studio mates" and enjoyed them all. As a matter of fact, today I was in the Arden Gallery and bumped into my former studio-roomie, Anne Haney. Very nice to see her!

Moving into the new studio in 1996

But this year, I have decided to make a move to a new space at Fountain Street Studios, which is across town. My commute is now 12-15 minutes instead of 3-5. It is a good change, and overdue. While I will miss some of my friends, I look forward to a new environment and new inspiration.

As a matter of fact, I'm in the midst of disassembling and packing up my former studio and prepping and painting the new space. That's why my blog posts have been on "pause". Thanks to all my followers for hanging in here with me. 

My encaustic heat table with vent 2010

Work on display in the hallway outside my current studio

There is a lot of fun history at Fountain Street about which you can see here.
Here's a picture of my new space, it's about 400 square feet with a nice view overlooking Farm Pond.

New Studio with view of exterior wall and inherited junk...

And the opposite view, looking towards the hallway.

There's so  much good energy, including a brand new coop gallery, Fountain Street Fine Art. This gallery was founded by artists Cherie Clinton and Marie Craig.

There's a lot of work to do, including painting, setting up ventilation and figuring out the best configuration for my new work space. Stay tuned!