My art studios

Everybody has a different office space, for many people it is a desk with a computer on it, a cactus next to the computer, a keyboard and files around. My office has a totally different look: a comfy office chair is replaced by a tall stool, instead of a mouse I got brushes, piles of documents are transformed into a stock of tubes, color spots everywhere, artistic mess… but on my walls you will find original paintings, I am very picky and don’t keep the same ones on my walls for long. I am an artist. My studio is my 2nd home, even though I change it’s location often. I thought you may like to see some photos of my studio spaces that I used in the past 7 years.

Studio in New York
Home studio in Brooklyn

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Tea in my studio is one of the important components. Good music is also an obligatory. I usually listen to Pandora radio stations, chill out, lounge music are my favorites.

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A new roll of paper just arrived, 52″ x 10 yards worth of paintings!


Art residency studio, 2012.
This studio was right on the water. A lot of fish and boats paintings…

Rocky Neck, Gloucester, MA. Art residency studio, 2012
Rocky Neck, Gloucester, MA.

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The Art Students League of NY studios:

The Art Students League of NY
The Art Students League of NY, watercolor studio, 2012
The Art Students League of NY
The Art Students League of NY, printmaking studio, 2012. Working on lithograph from “Rainy way” series.


Back to New York state. My favorite Vytlacil!

Ekaterina Smirnova studiosStudio at Vytlacil, ASL of NY, 2010

Vytlacil studio space, 2012
Vytlacil studio space, 2012
Working large at Vytlacil
Working large at Vytlacil


Barcelona Studios (I was renting a part of the large studio space, it used to be a storage). Great art community. Very talented people!

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Art residency in Austria, Salzburg. My studio in on the top of the mountain in the Hohensalzburg castle. Ah, never saw a better view…

Salzburg, Austria. Hohensalzburg castle in on the top on the mountain
Salzburg, Austria. Hohensalzburg castle in on the top on the mountain

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Siberia. Russia. When you don’t have a better choice, you got to work in any condition, right? Just keep you spirits up and abstract from reality…


When you work in a studio like that, it actually helps to loosen up. You stop worrying about messing up the place and start doing what ever you want. It is a good thing.


My current temporary studio in Florida. Set up in a garage.
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In order for me to photograph my large painting I had to take it outside ant tape to the garage door for better light.

If you got questions about set up of an art studio, please do not hesitate to ask.

4 thoughts on “My art studios

    1. Great to hear Tom! You just missed AAF in NY, ended yesterday, I had a very large work there on view. The next show is going to be in Barcelona, April 25 – May 24, I will have some big pieces there too.

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