Canvases come in many shapes and sizes. That was certainly true when turning a former small office into an art studio for two. This type of transformation became available when I decided to take the last available space with the Arts Council of Wayne County in their Goldsboro studios.. The last studio was the smallest and boy, did it need to be updated!
With no natural light whatsoever and with the space being so small, I set out to brighten things up and in hopes of making things appear larger. Wall color is Elder White and the woodwork is Ultra White. Yeah, yeah, yeah, white is white, but there is subtle difference.
During the transformation phase, I asked my artist daughter, Alyssa, if she would like to use the studio on the days I'm not there. She said yes. Did you see the desk design in the slide show above? That was all her idea along with the Ottlite lighting Purchased from Joann's. The new lights have been an awesome improvement.
We couldn't have done any of this without Gary's help. He had a serious "honey do" list going for this project from priming, painting, building, staining, and lots of things in between.
How do we share such a small space? One side of the desk is Alyssa's whereas the other side is for me and we share the bridge in the middle. Since we have different studio days, there's only one chair.
There was no way the small studio could take the place of my larger studio in Kinston at the Community Council for the Arts; however, it certainly has been a fantastic space for smaller works and to save driving to Kinston at least one day a week. as well as providing a way to be back in my old stomping grounds.
So let me know in the comments what you think of this small space studio transformation.
I'm an artist working in acrylic and mixed media. I love looking for the seen and the unseen by exploring matters of the heart. My one of a kind works of art are in the style of expressionism, representational art, and inspirational art. All of my works of art share in the qualities of redemptive art.
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