I don't know how everyone else feels, but this summer seemingly zipped by for me! After traipsing around NYC with friends for our short summer vacation (the new Whitney was really great!), Derek and I happily accepted an invitation down to Summersville, WV to visit our favorite professors from college.
Jennifer and Lynn Boggess are extraordinary painters who are building an equally extraordinary off-the-grid studio on their lush, wild acreage in West Virginia. Winterburn (its official name - how cool is that?) is not fully completed yet, but wow, is it stunning, being every bit a dream studio. The space is simple and clean, with unending windows that provide views out into the forest. The artists were considering adding a living space, but in the end, decided it would be a painting-only zone. The studio has zero distractions, unless you would count the large fireplace. I can't stop imagining what it would be like to take a break from your work and settling in on the couch with a fire going, watching snow blowing through the trees. Or even late fall when the leaves are changing and drifting down to carpet the grounds. Another aspect I love most is the huge-yet-still-covered open air space that can be used as a carport or painting area - such a good idea. Enjoy the tour!
After spending part of the day on the lake and the other in an incredible forest studio, I feel completely inspired and ready to create. If you are looking for more studio-inspiration, be sure to check out my Pinterest board full of studios to covet - Winterburn is being pinned now!
9/1/2015 02:22:41 am
Thanks, Violeta - good question - I need to edit the post to credit him! The architect is Jason Miller of OMNI Associates.
12/11/2015 05:23:06 pm
So cool to see what they are up to. It is my dream to buy some wilderness and plunk a tall, modern structure with a roof deck right in the middle of it. Also cool to see him still experimenting with the canvas formations - I seem to remember him doing that at FSU.
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