I am so thrilled to have moved into my new studio space! I am working at Le100 ECS, a collective art space in the 12th arrondissement. I used to work here in the communal space when I first arrived in Paris. Now, two years later, I am back, this time on the second floor in a quintessentially Parisian artist atelier that overlooks a terrace. I can even see bright pink geraniums blooming outside my window. The large windows let in the soft, even north light that is a painter’s dream. And, perhaps the nerdiest detail that I love, is that I have my own sink to wash my dozens of brushes in!
The studio building is located adjacent to the lively Marche d’Aligre. My favorite art stores are within walking distance.Nearby, there is a lovely green space called La Coulee Verte that was an elevated train track now converted to a promenade. It is the perfect place to clear my head, spot some flowers and overlook the beautiful architecture. It reminds me of the High Line in New York where I used to set up my easel amidst the crowds.
Since moving in, I have already hosted a small private tour, finished a large painting that I started this summer and started some new mid-sized works. I have prepared some neon pink toned canvases that are ready to work on. I have a good feeling about what creativity will be housed in these four walls. I always find that I get more attached to my art spaces than my living space, as so much energy is put into the act of painting. Here’s to the coming months of making new artworks in Paris!