As an artist, I consider my studio space a place where I should be able to think, create and be inspired. I’ve always prioritized carving out a space anywhere I’ve lived for this purpose. It’s also important to me to be able to make a mess without worrying about spills or drips.
#1. RENTED STUDIO: I rented a studio in my neighborhood when I was attending graduate school.
Only once have I had a studio space outside of my house. (See THIS POST if you want to see pictures of this studio.) I gave myself this luxury when I was in grad school, and kept that space for about 3 years, eventually giving it up when I was able to create a space to work at home.
#2. 37th ST. STUDIO: Then I moved my studio back home.
It was a room that I finally renovated in the 37th St. house. This space has the best light of any of my studios so far.
(**You can click on each picture to see it larger.)
#3. THUNDERBOLT STUDIO #1: Then I moved to another area in Savannah.
Almost two years ago, I moved to the Thunderbolt area of Savannah. We purchased a major renovation project house, and I was able to renovate a small space quickly to have a space to create. Here is a picture:
The above space never really felt comfortable to work in because we had to install carpet in the space. After working in it for a while, I knew I had to figure out another solution, so we decided to renovate a bigger room in the house so I could move in there.
#4. THUNDERBOLT STUDIO #2: Current studio that I just moved in to this weekend.