The Artist’s Studio – Community, Networking & Support

An artist’s studio is many things. First and foremost a place to work, a studio is where painters, printers, sculptors, and other creatives bring their visions to life. When choosing a studio for yourself, you want to pick a spacious, well-lit room that is conducive to getting your work done. Each medium makes its own demand, as does your individual work style – it’s well worth searching to find the studio space that accommodates both.

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Finding a Larger Form: Publisher Emily Larned

American Fabrics Arts Building artist Emily Larned discusses her iconic feminist vegetarian bookstore, her union for reflective creative practice, and how publishing ‘zines changed her life as an artist in the community.

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Choosing a Studio That Helps You Do Your Best Work

Having a dedicated, private area to create is essential to a working artist. Call it a studio, call it a workshop, call it an atelier – the point is you have room to think, to try, to bring the idea that’s been percolating inside your mind forth into the world. In the privacy of a studio, an artist can push themselves, challenge themselves, face tough questions and find their truth – but not all studios are created equal.

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Painter William Duffy on Art You’ll Never Find in a Gallery

We were able to connect with renowned maritime painter William Duffy just as he was completing a large commission. “There’s a spot in Nantucket that I’ve been painting for 25, maybe 30 years,” he explained. “It’s been very important to me. The nuances of color that nature can conjure up – there’s nothing like it. I could go to the exact same spot, but at different times – morning, noon, midnight under a full moon – and come away with a different painting every time.”

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The Painter’s Studio: The Impact of Dedicated, Private Workspace on Creativity

To quote Joseph Campbell, the famous American scholar and creativity expert, “To have a sacred place is an absolute necessity for anybody today. You must have a room or a certain hour of the day or so, where you do not know who your friends are, you don't know what you owe anybody or what they owe you. This is a place where you can simply experience and bring forth what you are and what you might be.”

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