After living and working for years in a two-bedroom apartment in Manhattan as editorial illustrators and graphic designers, nine years ago George and Emily Thompson found a larger studio space at a terrific price in an old farmhouse on a 1-1/2-acre lot in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Their studio is in the renovated attic on the third floor.
This photo shows the small barn behind the house, a rustic space for weekly life-drawing sessions. They talk about adding a small gallery area in this structure someday.
George built the bin on wheels (in the back corner behind his easel) for his drawings and portfolios. You can also see handmade storage racks for frames and paintings along the walls.
Emily’s desk sits near one of the two 3×3-foot skylights they had installed.
Here’s a view of their library and the original arched windows, which do open.
Another photograph of more storage space—you can never have too much!
A shot of George’s desk, near the other skylight.