American Artist Studios


On the Cover:
Dianne Bernhard in her National Arts
Club studio.
Photo: Nathan Kraxberger

Domestic Conversions

A Studio Worthy of Rockwell


Studio Vignettes
by M. Stephen Doherty
Step inside these private studios, and see how the artists organize and furnish their creative work environments.

  • Russell and Cynthia Gordon: Sharing Space With a Spouse, Family, and Pets
  • Stacey Peterson: Setting the Right Mood
  • Will Wilson: Enough Space for Work, Storage, and Relaxation
  • Woodstock: Historic Studios in an Artists’ Community
  • Dianne B. and A. Van H. Bernhard: Dream Studios, Practical Function
  • Robert Gamblin and Catherine Kumlin: Shared Industrial Space
  • Sheila Delimont: Combining a Studio and a Gallery
  • Margaret E. Millard: Stretching the Budget for Furniture
  • Jeff Allen: Building Your Own Dream Space
  • Dava Dahlgran: Making Room for Drawing and Teaching
  • Veronica Winters: Storing Reference Material in a Small Studio
  • Richard Oversmith: Painting Walls to Match Paul Cézanne’s Studio
  • Lydia Piper: Moving a Studio From Room to Room
  • Susan Blackwood and Howard Friedland: Easy on the Knees, Warm on the Feet, Ideal for Creating Paintings 

Domestic Conversions
by John A. Parks
The perfect studio may already be available in your home.

  • Daniel Pinkham: A Major Conversion
  • Dennis Doheny: A Simple Garage Makeover
  • Kathy Caudill: Using a “Bonus” Room
  • Gail Descouers: Insulating a Garage
  • Amy Mann: Using Living Space

6 Historic Studios You Can Visit
by Stephen May
Dozens of artists’ studios have been preserved, so you can study the working methods, local inspirations, and personal habits of artists such as Grant Wood, Georgia O’Keeffe, Thomas Hart Benton, Frederic Remington, Charles Demuth, and J. Alden Weir.

Keeping You and Your Studio Safe
by Molly Siple
A variety of safety equipment can help artists reduce the risks present when working with hazardous materials.

Getting the Right Light in Your Studio
by Bob Bahr
Most artists agree that diffused natural light is the best light in which to paint, but sometimes artificial light is unavoidable. Here's what you should consider when designing the lighting in your studio.

A Studio Worthy of Rockwell (Available Online)
by Austin R. Williams
When building his studio, Christopher Pierce looked nearby for inspiration from an American master.


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About BrianRiley

Brian Riley is the managing editor for the American Artist family of titles (American Artist, Watercolor, Drawing & Workshop) and has been part of the AA team since 2003. He first became interested in art as a child, specifically drawing, but drifted away from the visual arts as he grew older, gravitating towards writing while in college. His position at AA has offered him the opportunity to reinvigorate his early passion and continue his education.