This was my studio when I was a graduate student at UMass Dartmouth. It was located in a former gymnasium on Purchase Street in New Bedford (before the Star Store was renovated to accommodate UMD's art program). There were large windows and expansive walls, so I was able to spread out and make bigger works than I had before. (You can see my tiny easel abandoned against the wall.) It was also the former space of my friend Domenic who had graduated before me, and whose work I greatly admired, so I think he left me good vibes floating around the space as well!
|New Bedford studio, 1995-7|
The space looked out over a calming pond, and sunlight streamed through the north-facing windows. I was able to work on an even larger scale here, as you can tell by the painting leaning against one of the columns, and my imagery quickly expanded in reflection of the change. (This view shows only half of the space!)
|Fall River studio, 1997-2002|
|Holliston studio, 2004 to present|
One day, I expect, life events will propel me along to a new studio. But I'll always look back fondly at these three locations where I was so productive and happy!