Thomas Weeks Barrett, Jr.'s Third Floor Studio

Thomas W. Barrett, Jr.'s water color of his studio in 1932, facing north.

Thomas W. Barrett, Jr.'s water color of his studio in 1932, facing north.

Barrett's watercolor of the studio, facing south.

Barrett's watercolor of the studio, facing south.

1931 photograph of Barrett House's south-facing facade, notations by TWB, Jr.

1931 photograph of Barrett House's south-facing facade, notations by TWB, Jr.

South end of TWB, Jr.'s studio, painted with his initials. (ca. 1930s)

South end of TWB, Jr.'s studio, painted with his initials. (ca. 1930s)


The Studio Today

Image courtesy Sean Hemmerle

Image courtesy Sean Hemmerle

Image courtesy Sean Hemmerle

Image courtesy Sean Hemmerle

Today, Thomas W. Barrett, Jr.'s studio is in active use by resident artist Emilie Houssart.  Artist Benjamin Arnold will be in residence through the end of 2018 while Emilie is on sabbatical. 


Artist in Residence - Emilie Houssart

Image courtesy Sean Hemmerle

Image courtesy Sean Hemmerle

Emilie Houssart is a visual artist based in Poughkeepsie, NY.

As a painter, Emilie works predominantly in oils; she also makes etchings, monotypes, drawings and sculptures. Her work is an exploration of the complex relationship humans have with nature, often examining our responses to chaos and absurdity. She has a strong affinity for natural and discarded materials. 

riginally Dutch, Emilie spent most of her early years in Norwich, UK, and received a BA Hons. from the University of Durham. She spent three years at the Charles H. Cecil Studios in Florence studying drawing and painting, and teaching on a scholarship award, graduating in 2006. Since then she has been developing her work while continuing to teach in London, Texas and, since 2013, the Hudson Valley. 

Emilie gives classes, workshops and private instruction in drawing, painting and intaglio. She has been an Instructor at the Woodstock School of Art since 2016 and a Studio Assistant at P.U.F. Print Studio since 2017. Emilie has worked as Scenic Designer for Austin Shakespeare (TX) and collaborated on opera productions with the Yorke Trust (Norfolk, UK).

https://www.emiliehoussart.com/