Light & Airy Painting Studio
Virginia artist Abby Kasonik left her basement behind and built a new backyard painting studio that’s elevated her life and art
An all-white interior pulls together the open floor plan of this artist’s studio and lets the paintings stand out.
Charlottesville artist Abby Kasonik has quickly established a reputation around the country for her sublimely meditative paintings.
Abby’s love of 19th-century Virginia schoolhouses and churches influenced the style of her new backyard studio.
Weathered ceiling beams are juxtaposed with a modern stove flue and large, white paper lanterns.
A 12-foot-long “inspiration table” holds the antlers, shells, and other natural wonders Abby collects.
For the kitchen island, carpenter Tim Fisher topped an old trunk with barn wood and added shelves, legs, and wheels.
A salvaged metal radiator cover that’s equipped with magnets hangs as the kitchen bulletin board.
Abby created the studio’s curtains from painter’s drop cloths and made the rods using old lightning-rod cables.