Six years ago, artist Fay Wood and her husband sold their large, inspirational church in the Hudson Valley to a musician and artist. For over twenty years, she had lived and worked there, creating some of her finest artwork, and enjoying the wildlife and changes of the moon over the Catskills. But, as the couple aged into their mid-seventies, the building became too large and the four acres of gardens required too much maintenance.
Catherine Eaton Skinner feels fortunate to have two extraordinary studios to create her mixed-media works. In her Seattle studio, she completes more paintings, taking advantage of the city’s energy, while in her secondary studio in Santa Fe, she does more thinking and planning. She divides her time between the two studios, both built fifteen years ago.
Liz Dexheimer’s paintings and works on paper have been exhibited widely in the Northeast and Southeast. Her work, including commissioned pieces, is in numerous private and corporate collections, including the corporate headquarters of Frontier Communications, J.W. Marriott (Essex House), Hudson Insurance, Ritz Carlton, and United Peoples Bank.
Susan Cantrick is an American painter who lives and works in Paris, France. In 1997, due to chronic tendonitis, she left her career as a violinist to pursue visual arts studies in Paris for several years. During that time, she had her first solo exhibition in Paris, and in 2002 she established her studio practice there. In 2004, she attended a winter residency at the Vermont Studio Center, and in 2007 she had her second solo show in Paris. Since then she has shown regularly in solo and group exhibitions in France and the United States. Her most recent solo exhibition, Impure Situation(s), at Le Pavé d’Orsay in Paris, featured fifteen works on canvas and paper. In September 2013, she received the Art Absolument prize at the Salon des Réalités Nouvelles, Paris. Private collectors in France, the United States, and Japan have acquired her work. Her work was exhibited at a group show at the Marylebone Crypt, London, in the summer 2018. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Bennington College and a master’s from the Peabody Conservatory.
Liz Nielsen is a Brooklyn-based artist whose works have been exhibited in New York, Chicago, Paris, London, Budapest, Amsterdam, and Berlin. Her photographs are printed in the analog color darkroom, with handmade negatives and found light sources. They range in size from 100-by-100-inches to 8-by-8-inches.
In 2007, Krista Harris renovated her log cabin studio in Bayfield, Colorado. Her 16′ x 32′ studio could not accommodate her large acrylic paintings nor the materials she needed—she was in an experimental phase that suited her. “This was a great investment in myself and my work, giving me validation and freedom,” says Harris. To finance the renovation, she sold her car.
After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design last year, Bo Kyung Kim was looking for a studio in Providence. She wanted a studio near her home or work since she didn’t have a car and winters in that area can be quite cold. None met these requirements, so she decided to set up a studio at home. She’s pleased that in her home-based studio, she can easily do the technique of layering and sealing using Hanji, traditional Korean paper. “Hanji appears most beautifully under sunlight,” said Kyung Kim. “Warmth and sunlight coming through a big window creates a peaceful moment for me to meditate, which leads to the biggest inspiration of my work.”