I live in my studio, rather than have a studio where I live.

When the time was right I moved into a carefree, turn-key loft condo with concrete ceilings and floors, a workspace more than a living space. High ceilings and a 43-ft. length of floor-to-ceiling windows give me good light for painting and a dramatic gallery space.

I bought my loft pre-construction and was lucky to have a developer willing to work with me to combine two units into one and make some alterations that made it work better for a studio and gallery space. (You can see more of the layout of my space and some of the rooms in earlier posts).

The dining room table and kitchen counters become expanded workspace when needed.
The studio end of the loft. The dining room table and kitchen counters become expanded workspace when needed.

Every room, even bathrooms, act as gallery space for art parties and yet are comfortable for living as well.
The kitchen was moved to the center of the expanded space and the enlarged island serves well as the hub.

One end of the space is a living room and the other end is the workspace. The kitchen island and counters, even the dining room table, serve as expanded workspace when needed.

The wall opposite is the blue color of the spreads and the pillows anchor colors of the art in the room.
The front gallery or guest bedroom .The wall opposite is the blue color of the spreads and the pillows anchor colors of the art in the room.

Every artist’s greatest needs are exposure and work space. I’m very lucky to have both.

Life is never dull. Paintings are constantly moving in and out, up and down, and even close friends and family always want a “tour” when they arrive, to see what’s new. And except for routine bouts with bursitis and arthritis from climbing up and down a ladder, it keeps me stimulated and feeling, dare I say, even a bit “cool” in a city that has recently become one of the coolest, St. Petersburg, Florida.

3 thoughts on “I live in my studio, rather than have a studio where I live.

  1. Patton,

    Your loft and artwork look for fabulous than ever. Can’t wait to see it again.

    Ellen and Allan

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