Jamie Kirkland Art Studio

Let the beauty we love be what we do. ~Rumi ~

While painting in the mornings I typically listen to quieter music. I am a big fan of Spotify  https://www.spotify.com/us/  9.99 per month you get an endless assortment of radio stations but you also have access to other subscribers playlists and the whole repertoire of a recording artist. so I will listen to classical music, smooth …

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Our Critique group met at Chris Richter’s temporary winter studio normally occupied by beloved New Mexico painter , Forrest Moses. It is an enchanting space at the back of an old adobe located on Santa Fe’s historic east side close to Canyon Road. Chris is preparing for an upcoming exhibition at Chiaroscuro Gallery here in …

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if you have been reading my blog for a while you have to be jealous of all of these amazing artists that have created such great work spaces. Santa Fe is just the best community for artists. Last month my critique group met in Joanne Teasedale’s studio. Here is a link to her website http://www.teasdaleart.com/ You …

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Our December crit group meeting was held at Kathleen McCloud’s studio in La Cieneguilla, just south of Santa Fe, NM . Here is a link to Kathleen’s website  http://kathleenmccloud.com/ Her work is represented in Santa Fe by Ernesto Mayans Gallery, 601 Canyon Road. This studio visit was such a treat. I love that Kathleen can walk …

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Studio Visit: Alison Keogh

December 21, 2011

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In October my critique group met at the Santa, Fe Studio of artist Alison Keogh. Here is a link to her website


and a link to her recent video posts on YouTube


I hope you take the time to look at each and every photograph of her beautiful work and work space. As a visual artist you are stimulated and inspired everywhere your eye lands. The over arching theme I would say of Alison’s work and her arrangement  of her space are, highly developed aesthetic sensitivities,elegance, thoughtfulness and unexpected beauty . It was such a delight to see the pine straw hanging on her wall, the simplicity and loveliness, honoring the straw of pine trees . I had not realized until Alison told me that the pine straw had been dipped in clay! All through the space are arrangements of natural elements that told me the artist sees the world differently than I do and I am grateful to her for expanding my awareness of it.

I am endlessly fascinated with how other artists organize their space. What is their process? What elements support their work habits? In Santa Fe as in many other active art environments space is a premium. An artist workspace reveals a lot about what they feel is important to their workflow and inspiration. My friend Chris …

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