On the 6th floor of a slim corner building on Herengracht you can find the spacious roof top studio of Gisèle d’Ailly van Waterschoot van der Gracht. She lived and worked here, high above the centre of Amsterdam, till her death in 2013.
Former club owner Nadine Spronk is a creative entrepreneur, artist and poet who works on canvas, paper, fabric and silk. She also runs her own artist label of hand-painted garments and silk scarfs “De Nieuwe Couture”. Her studio is at cultural hotspot ACTA in Amsterdam West.
Everything about Sjoukje (pronounced “ciao-kia”) is sunny – her eyes, her hair, her studio… even her dog is called Sinne which means sunshine in Frisian, Sjoukje’s mother language. She is a fashion illustrator and portrait painter. Her studio is on the top floor of an old school building in Amsterdam Oud-West.
Liselot Veenendaal is a pure-bred painter who recently graduated from art school HKU in Utrecht. I saw her work at Cloud Gallery in Amsterdam last year and got intrigued by her power- and colourful images. Currently she lives and works in a residential house-studio in Blaricum.
Minke is a communication advisor and runs an ‘Agency for Contemporary Communication’. She gives trainings and workshops on online marketing and social media. The past two years she studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. Minke shares a studio space in the Aardappelpakhuis in Amsterdam Wittenburg.
Julia Kaiser has a background in graphic design. A couple of years ago she began her journey towards abstract art where she combines collage, painting and drawing. Julia shares a very light and airy studio in a former primary school in Amsterdam West.
Studio visits we loved reading:
Louise Fishamn in New York, April 2016. Photographed by Christian Högstedt.
Interview Magazine, by William J. Simmons, Photography Christian Högstedt. Published 05/02/16
"That's been a mantra of mine, to never repeat myself. There are certain things that are part of me that I can't help, but my vision and analysis as I'm working centers on making sure that what I'm doing is fresh, that each piece is unique."
The Modern Art Notes Podcast, hosted by Tyler Green Air date: March 31, 2016
"Philip Guston said at this panel—I didn't understand it then, but I understand it more and more—he said, "What I want to do in the studio is to paint everybody out of the studio—the critics, the historians, other painters—and then I try to paint myself out of the studio." I wondered, what does that mean? It stayed with me because I was so curious. I knew that it was crucial for me."
Rose Wylie pictured in her studio at her home in Kent. Photographed by Nick Ray
“Time out makes you come back newly,” she says. “It’s not as if I didn’t talk, look, think, but then suddenly you come back to doing it. If people don’t know me and they see the work they think I’m straight out of art school.”
Gillian Ayres in her studio in Cornwall. Photographed by Ben Mostyn
Rosemarie Auberson is a painter whose work combines collage, painting and drawing. Her work is purely abstract, sometimes more illustrative, but plays with the interaction of the surface with colors and texture, the full and empty. She collaborates with designers and brands such as Hermès and Rachel Comey. In parallel, she works as an art director.
Born in Switzerland, she is based and works in Paris, France.
Geta Brătescu in her Bucharest studio, February 2015, photographed by Stefan Sava
In the studio with Geta Brătescu
1 July 2015
To coincide with her forthcoming exhibition at Tate Liverpool – her first solo show in a British institution – Eleanor Clayton pays a visit to the studio of celebrated octogenarian Romanian artist Geta Brătescu.
Helen Frankenthaler in her studio in Darien, Conn., in 2003. Credit Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times