Inside the Artist’s Studio is Artful Living’s exclusive look into the innovative, intimate lifestyles of creatives. The studio is a place of curating, of inspiring, of creating. These distinctive spaces play an essential role in the artist’s process and are a direct reflection of the personality and attention to detail that go into each work of art.

Photographer Joseph Donovan captures beautiful, tranquil moments in a variety of natural landscapes. Take a look inside the studio where he works when he’s not in the field.

How would you describe your studio?

My studio has been built over a period of years, and I’ve been refining it along the way. It’s a place where I spend a lot of time, and it has everything I need. It’s not terribly big, but it allows me to get all my work done. Although my primary studio is in the field.

How long have you been in this space?

Six or seven years.

What are your studio must-haves?

Coffee and my tunes are very helpful. I work independently, so I definitely need music.

How does this space foster creativity?

The lighting in my space is very important. It tends to be low and indirect so it creates a zone that allows me to get into the work. I also have the walls covered with magnetic sheets so I can fasten prints all over the walls.

What’s the best part of having a studio in the Twin Cities?

The artist community here is growing. It is quite vibrant and supportive in all disciplines.