An artist's studio is almost an overwhelming visual experience. It's like stepping into their imagination and seeing how they create. Recently I visited Carolyn Mock's studio in Bartlesville and was truly immersed.
Carolyn is one of the most prolific artists I know. Spending hours a week in her studio, with always a new work on the easel and a new vision to put on canvas.
Studio artists 'escape' into a world of creation when they enter the 'place' they create. They spend long hours honing their craft and working on producing that 'perfect' piece, however elusive that work might be.
I get asked often "How long did it take to produce this......". The answer might seem simple, but it's not. You can't equate an hour of studio time equals 'this much painting'. It just doesn't work that way. Each piece an artist creates is built on years of trial, error and experience. How long did it take in some instances might be 30 years of time, or in Carolyn's case, even more studio time and experience.
When you purchase a piece of original art, you buy not only that piece and it's story, you own a part of that artist's life and their personal story. You are buying a lifetime of practice and experiences in the studio.
Tallgrass Art Gallery is proud to represent artists who have spent years to produce incredible pieces, and even more proud of the fact they continue to work and become more skilled at their art.
Musings by Bruce Carter, Owner/Curator of Tallgrass Art Gallery