Artist Residency At Nemacolin Woodlands Resort: The Traveling Artist / by Pleasant Folk

Taking the studio at Waldon Pond, the artist house, on the go!

Taking the studio at Waldon Pond, the artist house, on the go!

As an artist-in-residence at a sprawling resort, I am often traveling to different locations to make art. Sometimes, I work outside on the porch. Friday nights, during happy hour, I am required to create artwork live in the lobby for guests. I have a table and chair set up in the lobby each Friday and mingle with guests as I draw. No, I do not create caricature portraits of the guests! Although, no shade if that’s your thing! I am able to fit a small framed art piece (sometimes up to three), art supplies, a pad of paper, business cards, and more in my canvas tote bag with sturdy leather straps. I have a backpack purse that can fit inside sometimes too. I carry my lightweight portable drawing table along with a plank of wood and a clamp to keep it in place. All of this is possible for me to manage on my own and now I love traveling as an artist!

Working outside on the porch at Waldon Pond, the artist house, during the golden hour.

Working outside on the porch at Waldon Pond, the artist house, during the golden hour.

Packing at Waldon Pond, the artist house

Packing at Waldon Pond, the artist house

Ready to travel!

Ready to travel!