The Studio of Mark Maggiori

Categories: 2023 March-April Issue, Figurative, Genre, Landscape, Maggiori, Mark, and Oil.

During the past two years, Mark Maggiori has found himself setting up his studio in two different garages. One is the studio of his dreams, located in Taos, New Mexico, and renovated to meet his exact specifications. The other is a more temporary arrangement, with his workspace nestled into a garage in Los Angeles, California. While both have been productive places for Maggiori to work on paintings for his upcoming one-man show at Legacy Gallery, it’s the Taos studio he wants to talk about.

He, his wife Petecia, and his daughter Wilderness moved to Taos in 2020. They had found a beautiful piece of land with a river running through it and a pond where blue heron sometimes fish. It was close to town but had a view of the mountains. “It was incredible,” Maggiori says. “We visited it and fell in love.”

One of the selling points was that the property had three buildings on it: two houses and a three-car garage. Maggiori had planned to live in one of the houses and use the other—which had a big open space and a nice, north-facing window—as his studio. But, when it became clear that the house the family had planned to inhabit needed major renovations before it would be livable, he had to shift his studio plans to the third building: the garage.

Read the full article in the March/April 2023 issue.

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