An Artist Studio | With Diane Reeves

As a creative, one of my favorite things in the world is to step into the creative space of another. I love when an artist shares their space, how they use it, a peek into their favorite tools and even what they are currently working on. I hope you will join me for the brand new An Artist Studio series! Each month a different artist will welcome us into their space!

I hope it will encourage you to cherish your own creating space.  I started on the kitchen table, built our business in an unfinished basement, filmed our first courses in a transformed dinning room, create now in a big space and know that I will find a creative space no matter where we go next. The space you have is perfect if you are showing up and creating in it!

Previous studio tours: Jeanne Oliver , Stephanie Lee and Sheila Atchley

This month we have been welcomed into the studio of Diane Reeves.







Let’s start with my guilty pleasures: I love books about decorating (my husband would say I like decorating with books about decorating), I basically collect interior design magazines, and I swoon over beautifully written and illustrated children’s books.  I find myself most inspired by architecture both grand and modest, nature both soft and severe (I have a rock and stick collection I think of as little divine sculptures), and the places I’ve lived for the stories they hold.  Someone said once that “Beauty is my food” and that could be my mantra.

I have five children, from 18 years old to 3 year old, and I’m married to a charming and creative entrepreneur and writer (who wrote the “charming” and “creative” part of that sentence and insists on the Oxford Comma).

I grew up mostly in Texas, where I learned to do things my own way, spent a few years in St. Louis, a city I thank for teaching me to love cities, and with my family I currently live in Pueblo, CO where I love the seasons and I’m finding I love the high-desert.

I’m an ISFP (I know, so 90’s), but on my list is to discover my enneagram, so I can get caught up with the 2000’s.  I’m a painter and and I recently finished an interior design program (recognizing now I shouldn’t have changed my major from Interior Design in college).”  I think grocery shopping must be the worst thing ever, not counting moving cross-country or putting the groceries away.  I hope, maybe more than anything else, to travel more in the future.






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  1. Nelda Ream-Jinkerson

    Diane, Your space is so inspiring. I loved everything about it. Your seeing of nature as sculpture was such an affirmation to me. I have always admired tumble weeds and crooked sticks as sculptures. Thank you for sharing the essence of your life and art with us. Your creativity is a beautiful gift to the world and so is your beautiful spirit.

  2. Kandyce

    Beautiful! Thank you for sharing your space and your process! LOVE this series!

  3. Susan

    Loved your studio space…very inspiring! My hubs and I just bought a property with no garage (just a rickety old barn) we have been working on clearing out the foundation of the old abandoned farm house and turning it into a drive under garage with a his/her workshop above. It’s been SO much work and there’s alot more to go but I know it’ll be worth it in the end. We are reusing and repurposing as much as we can and I love how you whitewashed everything to unify but left the rafters and floor as they were. Thanks again for sharing….I will use some of your ideas for sure in my new space!

  4. Karen Ann Thoring

    I loved the elements and intentionality of the space. Taking such organic things and then your colors and inspiration are so interesting! Your inspiration board is an inspiration 💖. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Kristy

    What a lovely and simple space. Morning mind dumps are such a great way to create mental space to soak up inspiration and make new creative connections. Thank you for inviting us in!

  6. Terry J Walker

    Thanks, Diane. It was wonderful touring your space and seeing how you create and what inspires you. Watching your video was my morning inspiration treat before I go to work on my own painting. It relaxed me. I appreciate that.

  7. Julie Tillman-Amador

    Lovely space! Can you please share with us where you got your “I’m a maker…” door handle sign?

  8. Christine Girard

    Inspiring – inspiring – inspiring!!!! Thank you for this wonderful visit, yes, I am jealous of your studio space LOL. I too love working with lines when working on paper. I have not yet figured to take my line work to my canvas. Maybe I will reach out for advice. I just followed you on IG.

  9. shay kent

    Love your space Diane! That was so fun to see you painting on the floor. I’ve always loved to create on the floor too. I love the way you kept some of the character of your historic home exposed and let it show off. Thanks for the tour!

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