Space within which an artist creates is called a studio. The word “studio” derives from root words that mean study, zeal, care, devotion and diligence. In a studio one is free to concentrate undistracted, often set apart from the rest of the world. It is a focused freedom. It is different from an “office” where one is busy with the workaday world. In a studio there is a degree of isolation and in that isolation your ideas flow. Later you may share those ideas and creations, or not. It is the studio where the physical space and the mental space collide, or more gently, overlap.
Experimentations occurs here and the experiment is key to art and the final art form. Often the experimental turns final, as in it lies the beauty of creation. To see a masterpiece painting is stunning. But to see the sketches and studies that went before is sublime – the evolution of creativity lies before you.
All artists need a studio and each studio is as unique and personal as the various eccentricities and novelties of the art and the artist.
To view lots of examples of artist studios go to A Peek Inside Artist Studios!