Plenty of space and great light. That’s how Ed Nash describes what he was looking for in his search for a place to locate his studio. And that’s just what he got when he chose a listing in an industrial park on the north end of town. He found that among his new neighbors were other artists similarly drawn to this increasingly preferred type of creative space. Ed’s paintings are oversized and embody the voluminous main room and vice versa. The old delivery doors face west and, when opened, allow light to rush in and permeate every corner, illuminate every surface. While he enjoys his solitude, there are days when Ed throws open the doors, inviting neighbors and passersby to come in and visit. He likes to take his time with each canvas, working a while, then reflecting and reconsidering. Large, movable flat screens allow him to move the pieces about as he goes through this process of handling, examining, and living with his creations. Industrial sites can be drab, nondescript, interchangeable. Ed’s saturated pieces swathed and splotched with bold colors, the stuffed chairs circa 1950’s, and his patinaed antique fans make this studio anything but that. And Luke, the studio dog, is friendly, too.
From the artist: “I always feel energized when I walk into the studio. It's my bunker.”