Saturday, January 31, 2015

The Beginning of Something New: "Studio Saturdays- Getting to Know Art"

Art is emotional. Art has a story to tell. Art is a form of expression. Art is freedom. Art is about people. Art is about place.

At Argyle Fine Art, we are especially interested in exploring what ART means to all sorts of people from all walks of life; from those that create it to those that collect it,  in our new blog series "Studio Saturdays: Getting to Know Art".  We'll be asking guest bloggers to contribute from time to time, and we hope that you will make a habit of  dropping by our blog each  Saturday afternoon virtually, for a new insight to art.

Today we begin our series by sharing pictures from inside four of our artist's studios. Studios are as unique to the artists that inhabit them. It's interesting to think of how these spaces influence the artist and the art created within their walls. Things are not always as they appear.

Studios are places of work, play and discovery. Some artists work in a very clean, organized fashion that may or may not represent their final works of art, while others surround themselves with things- books, toys, scraps of paper, work in progress, works unfinished or abandoned for years that can act as sources of inspiration or distraction. Some artists have big open studios like we sometimes see depicted in movies, but the reality is many artists are teetering partially painted panels on their laps in their living rooms, huddled over kitchen tables or in find themselves in  a shed out back.

Peering into an artist's studio, you can often learn a lot about the person and their process. Just look.

Artist Nick Brunt's Studio Space- in the shed.
Artist Caitlin McGuire's Studio Space- at her school.
Artist Gordon MacDonald's Studio Space- in his home near a warm fire.
Artist Andy MacDonald's Studio Space- just off the kitchen.