Where I live: On the west side of Fayetteville in the Bridgeport neighborhood
Occupation: artist, creativity coach and art instructor
My favorite space is: my art studio
Why? My studio has everything I need to be creative. It’s my retreat from the craziness of the daily grind. Just walking into the room and seeing all my paints and supplies makes any day better.
I appreciate that my studio is at home because it gives me the freedom to paint at all hours. I paint jumbo sized — many of my pieces are 6 to 8 feet. When I’m working on a large fluid acrylic abstract, I work on the floor because the canvas needs to lie flat. Since each piece has many layers of paint, it’s great to have a designated studio space that allows me to close the door. I’ve had my cat walk across a few “wet” pieces.
Besides being a space to actually get work done, my studio is a place to relax, re- energize and regroup. Having the freedom to play, express my creativity and make a mess without the obligation to clean it up is an amazing gift. It’s something I never take for granted.
If I could make one change to improve this space, I would: Make it large enough to host art and creativity workshops. Having a space where I can share creativity with others is one of my major goals.