Like many artists, I painted for years in a second bedroom or in my basement. In 2008 I was blessed to have the opportunity to design my own studio. It is set as a 500 square foot loft with a cathedral ceiling and dominant north light windows. The space takes advantage of the breathtaking views from the West, North, and South facing windows. There is a still life area lit by high cool light entering from the left, as well as a comfortable section for figure work. Color-balanced fluorescent tubes are positioned adjacent to the north windows to depict a similar light when painting in the evening. The studio is designed for painting from life with the versatility in lighting and positioning of the subject.