ARTS & CULTURE
08/15/2014 10:19 am ET Updated May 25, 2015

44 Stunning Art Studios That Will Inspire You To Get Back To Work

Where do you make art?

It's a simple question with an infinite and colorful range of answers, from a swarming corner of your bedroom to a tranquil space in your backyard. Whatever your artistic studio may look like, its purpose remains the same: a holy place designed specifically for the goal of making art, whatever that means.

"To have a sacred place is an absolute necessity for anybody today," writer Joseph Campbell once said. "You must have a room or a certain hour of the day or so, where you do not know who your friends are, you don't know what you owe anybody or what they owe you. This is a place where you can simply experience and bring forth what you are and what you might be."

Having a studio to call your own doesn't require tons of money, lots of space or even necessarily a door. As long as it's your sacred place, that's really all that matters. If you've yet to set up a studio for yourself, or have yet to get in it and start working this lovely day, we've provided some inspiration. Below are 44 art studios submitted by our dear readers and artists, each one unique temple to creativity.

We asked painter and Huffington Post Arts & Culture founding editor Kimberly Brooks to start us off.

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My studio is filled with light and filled with all the materials and supplies I could want in one place. A green funky table to mix and store my paints. Extra lying-about canvases for whimsical moods and flashes of curiosity are essential. I have a radio to play music, a small refrigerator to store cold drinks, a wall to hang inspirations and another for smaller oil painting studies and maquettes. It is a sanctuary I’ve created for myself, where there no distractions and I can lose myself in my work.

Jealous yet? Enjoy a healthy dose of #studioporn below, and after that, get your creative self back to work.

For the creatives who thrive off chaos...

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Antony Micallef's studio

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Richard J. Hinger's studio

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Bella Bruzzese's studio

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Daniel Rossi's studio

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Raul Gonzalez's studio

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TW's studio

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Clara Grisanegra's studio

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Inge Vandermeulen's studio

For the neat freaks among us...

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Debra Scacco's L.A. studio

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Kim McCarty's studio

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Keith Morant's studio

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Brittany Faye Baker's studio

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Gabrielle D'Errico's Massachusetts studio

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Chris Lucas' "little paradise"

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Lou Patrou's studio

So many neat freaks...

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Carole Pivarnik's studio

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Jennifer Kennedy's San Antonio studio

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Jacob Danos' studio

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Birsen Ozbilge's studio

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Carla Erizzo's studio

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Hannah Perrine Mode's studio

For those who can't get out of the studio long enough to take a picture...

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Hanksy's studio

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Barbara Shaw's studio

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Cars Houseman and Darka Novoselic's studio

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Adrien Broom's London studio

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Dwora Fried's studio

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Grant Bruckner's studio

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Tim Garcia's Hawaii studio

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Carole J. McCoy's studio

For those who can't get their, erm, muses to get some air...

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Karen Donlon Letonoff's studio, and her cat Einstein

For those addicted to color...

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Antonio Matragrano's studio

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Aldo Bishop's studio

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Dan Deming's studio

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Charles Kaufman's studio

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Stefano Ogliari Badessi's studio space in Shanghai

For those who prefer a more muted palette...

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Liza Lacroix's Toronto studio

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Tim Mapston's studio

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Jude Fleming's Westwing studio

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Denise Belt's studio

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Shirin Gharavisky's studio

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The Arcade's studio

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Pablo González-Trejo's studio

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Norlynne Coar's studio

See? There's no wrong way to studio. If you're feeling as inspired as we are, get off the internet and hop into your holy space ASAP.

This post was originally published in August of 2014.

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