Selected from hundreds of applicants around the country and the world each year, our Artists in Residence are each given a
month long stay in one of our beautiful artist cottages, and a bicycle. They write novels, plays and music, make paintings,
sculpture and performance – and serve as our best ambassadors for Key West’s creative spirit.
photo: Johnny White
The Caribbean is so different from Calgary,
Canada, where I live. The altitude, proximity
to water and beaches, amazing flora and
fauna, and the culture captivated me.
While exploring the island, I kept looking
at the effect of light and shadow on objects.
Patterns of light and shadow caught my eye,
and I decided to explore these concepts as a
part of my artist residence.
In Key West, island life guided my creative
muse. I'm so grateful to The Studios for the
opportunity to grow as an artist.
Jean Pederson, AIR March 2018
St. Louis, MO
Bicycles for Artists in Residence provided by We*Cycle