11 Years Since I Quit Law To Go To Art School
Thank You, New York Studio School
This month marks 11 years that I quit practicing law to go to art school full-time. If it weren’t for the merit scholarship at the New York Studio School, I wouldn’t have had the confidence or resources to quit my legal career.
Going from Law to Art and Writing
That decision to go to art school was such a terrifying move. When I decided to quit law, I started editing and writing for Apartment Therapy. My interior photography at the time needed a lot (and I mean A LOT) of work. I really enjoyed learning about photography and blogging from Maxwell Ryan and his Apartment Therapy staff.
Through working at Apartment Therapy, I met interesting interior designers, writers and artists. I was able to attend and cover amazing events like Art Basel Miami and the Toronto Interior Design Show.
Having the NYSS scholarship and the regular AT editing/writing gig was a huge confidence boost and really helped me to delve into art full-time. I loved living, studying and working in DC and New York.
Missing Living in NYC and Washington, DC
Almost daily I miss living in Washington, DC and NYC. Mostly I miss the amazing friends I made while living there (and with whom I'm terrible at keeping in touch). My lawyer and artist community in both cities was large, active and so much fun.
Of course, as an artist I also miss the fantastic artwork, art galleries and museums in both DC and NYC that we just don’t have here in Toronto (Vermeers, Rembrandt’s, Monets, etc. that you can see for free any day).