June 25, 2010

Ateliers in Colorado

In the spring of 2009 I wrote a post about the artist known to his friends as "Stroh". Stroh is not only a fine artist but he is a gardener and someone who loves to work on creating his own unique working and living space. He does the latter with the keen artistic eye of his Artist wife, Bev. He and Bev make a strong creative team. I would like to give you glimpses of their studio and garden. Perhaps another day we can return to that magical garden,
Their studio is a rebuilt garage which has become integrated into their garden. Terraces and shady trees guard it and make it an inviting space.

Looking out from the interior of the studio toward the garden.

What everyone wants to know, "how do they store their arty stuff"?

Stroh working on a new piece.

I love looking at the space of people who have "a lifetime burning" for creating art.  Jacques Villon the French painter ( who did not gain true recognition until his 70's) liked to make reference to Cennino 
Cennini and say that "Before starting to paint one should follow Cennini's advice and say a prayer".
I didn't ask Stroh or Bev if they follow this advice but I do feel they are surrounded by a bit of heaven when they walk through their garden to their studio.


Eugenie Torgerson said...

Thank you for giving us a glimpse into a lovely space in which to live and work.

Carole Buschmann said...

Thank you for being my faithful commentator, I look forward to seeing you soon.


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