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Inside the Artist Studio: Brad Stroman

December 12, 2013 · by Heather K Powers (

Zen Crow Studio entrance

Zen Crow Studio Entrance – Brad’s New Studio

This week’s sneak peek is inside the studio of a painter I met in Asheville in the summer of 2011. When I walked into Brad Stroman‘s former studio (River Walk Asheville) I knew I needed to interview him for this series.

I approached him because he was someone I could tell took meticulous care of his supplies, tools and space. There is nothing wrong with working in another way but Brad’s approach was visually obvious to me, he was practicing in a space that was open to the public at that time and the type of work he does is a reflection of his principals of zen living…or maybe his life is reflected in his work.

Either way I was drawn to the Zen quality of his work and of his approach to working and I asked him if I could snap a few photo’s and explained my idea for this blog series to him…way bay then! He was kind enough to not only let me take photo’s but to keep up a correspondence over the last…


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