Journey Through Studio Spaces
This is my journey through several studio spaces! It's interesting to see how I transformed through each of the spaces. I truly believe they each had a powerful impact on myself and on my artwork.
Hometown in Florida, garage-art-studio
My art studio in the garage of the house I grew up in. I remember it was incredibly hot, but I loved being able to open the garage doors and let the sunshine fill the room.
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA) Studio
My first ever studio outside of my hometown house! The studio was inside of the academy I was attending in Philadelphia, PA called PAFA. I was very excited. It was really spacious which was wonderful, but I learned I don't operate very well in unheated, dark environments. I had to wear a jacket inside! Quite opposite from my previous studio. I found out how important it is for me to have lots of light, preferably natural light, or it effects me negatively. It's interesting to see how it effected my artwork.
New Window Studio (still at PAFA)
I was so thrilled to change studio spaces! To one with a HUGE window! That year I was so inspired.
This was a picture I took of my first all nighter, of many, creating artwork. I didn't go home for 2 weeks after this was taken, I felt so inspired.
Needless to say, I couldn't be happier
This was probably the coolest my studio looked before the ASE art exhibit for PAFA. I wish I took more pictures! I had paintings hanging from the wall and from the ceiling and laying all over the floor. It felt like a cocoon of all my work spun around me. This year was a major turning point for me.
Moved my art studio to a storefront location in Old City Philadelphia. The window front space is a gallery, and the back of the space is my art studio.
Let me first of all just say this is when the best years of my life start.
It was a rough start since I shattered my arm/wrist right away when painting a mural on a ladder... I just thank God that it wasn't my right arm! :)
This space is absolutely gorgeous, it is truly my dream come true of a place. I still have to pinch myself sometimes to see if I am dreaming.
This is when we just finished up the last touches to renovating the space! Here is the back studio area! We built a wall to divide the space in half so I could have privacy. The wall doesn't go all the way up so that the light from the window can come over!
You can kind of see the gallery section from the door here.
I started creating so much work that I had to migrate to the gallery floor and work there as well!
Gotta say, I fell in LOVE with working on the floor! It does take a toll on your back after a while though!
In the gallery area working on paintings/making a mess...
Working all night through the sunrise!! The sun is so beautiful in the gallery space ah...
I have too much art, I need to sell some work! :) If you know any tips on who'd be interested, I'm interested!
My art studio = my paradise
No place I'd rather be.
Thanks so much for checking out my journey!
This is a to be continued! :)
Art is everywhere.
Whenever you pour your soul into something, it becomes creative, it becomes part of your magic.
The way we wear our hair, the clothes we choose, how you prepare your food and set the table, arrange flowers, the mannerisms we collect, our smiles, our laughs, the way we treat others, our habits, how we decorate our space, the places we visit and the activities we do, the way we connect to others and show our love towards each other. There is energy in the words you speak, the thoughts you think.
The energy you create has more power then you could ever imagine.
Be inspired, do things with creativity, & with love. Be authentic. Be you. Shine.
"I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people."
-Vincent van Gogh
Dear Sea, Thankyou for Everything...
- Ten words that come to my head when I think of the Ocean...
What are yours?
"The Ocean has certain healing powers, it can liven up your day, wash away your troubles, caress your soul and bring a fresh mind.
Make use of the Sea that skirts our land, after all – Waves are Free"
Lindsay Rapp Gallery Grand Opening
Thank you SO much to everyone who came and was so supportive at the Lindsay Rapp Gallery opening! Big thank you also for County Seat Spirits for sponsoring the drinks, and Di Bruno Brothers for the amazing food! Everyone’s smiles, advice, words of encouragement, and meaningful conversations, all while looking at artwork, was a dream come true. It made everything worth it: the all-nighters, the restarting work multiple times, no social life, living in my art studio, sleeping next to my easel every night – everything pulled together at the end, better than I could have dreamed! I had so much fun, learned a ton, and I can’t wait to do it again!