Are you a passionate and committed artist who is struggling to do the work you want?
It isn’t always easy to be a creative powerhouse, no matter if art is your job, your side hustle, or your calling in some other way.
Whether you love creating peaceful watercolours, sculptures, or work with a mixed medium, it can be hard to carve out a space just for your art. Have you considered the benefits of artist studios?
If you are debating whether space in a studio might be the right choice for you, read on to find out the incredible upsides of a dedicated space.
Your own studio gives you space and time
We know that you love creating art - it is one of the most important parts of your life, so why are you fighting to make the art you want? It can feel impossible to make time for your creative pursuits, especially if you already have a full-time job and a family to consider. Even finding inspiration can feel like hard work at times.
Creating a physical space just for your art can have a very positive impact on how you think of it, too. Turning your “hobby” into something that feels truly valuable to you isn’t easy - but you are a real artist and giving your work the space it deserves can help you feel more confident and committed to your passion.
Keeping your art and home life separate can help it to feel like less of a balancing act. If you need to take care of your family, and especially if you work from home, it is tough to feel like the creative free spirit you are inside.
Once you’re in the studio, it is just you and your art.
Branching out: does your art need space?
On the subject of space, some mediums require more room than others. If you live in a smaller home, it might seem like a challenge to branch out and truly create the work you want.
With a studio space, you have a lot more room to grow - you can work with bigger surface areas, display them as you see fit, and change up your medium when you want in ways that might be hard in a home environment.
Working from a studio can lift some restrictions you might feel by creating a sense of freedom and delineation between your home or work life and your creative self. Your art can be laid out how you need, to reflect how you work best. No more spreading out over the dining room table, only to have to pack it away three times a day!
It can be tough to meet other artists, and harder still to work in a vacuum. Do you feel like you don’t know any like-minded people who can support, uplift and inspire your art?
Working out of a studio, you will be surrounded by people who understand the ups and downs of being an artist, and who will be creating their own incredible pieces.
This can help you to not only feed into mutual inspiration, it could mean making connections in the world you want to be part of. If you do not have any artistic connections in your daily life, this could be the first step for you. Not only this, but having other people see your work can help to ease some of those artistic insecurities we all suffer from. You could be getting ready for your first gallery show with a little more swagger in your step, simply because of the friends you have made at your studio.
If nothing else, there will be someone to commiserate with if you don’t have as great a day as you hoped - someone who understands that sometimes stopping for tea and biscuits is part of the process!
Okay, so we also understand that art and practicality don’t always go hand in hand. You do not want a lot of worries about your space when you’re trying to do your best work. Your artist studio will be maintained for you - always clean and ready to be used.
Not only that, but you can be sure that your space is completely secure, so any artwork you leave in the studio will be in perfect condition when you return to work on it some more. The same cannot be said if you work out of your home and constantly have to battle partners, pets and kids out of your space!
Are you convinced? Get in touch to find out more about studio working, and how this could benefit your art and your life.