Each studio has a personality of its own. It can be a monstrous clutter from one end to the other, scrap heap of discarded works abound, or, at times, the very model of simplicity and meticulousness.

And there’s nothing more intriguing to us than getting an invitation into the inspired spaces and studios of the artists that continue to impress us with their creative ingenuity and inspire our readers and future endeavors. Our In the Studio series allows us to create little glimpses into the minds of the cutting-edge creators, original thinkers and extraordinary people that continue to enter our realm.

For this In the Studio special, we hang with Boston based artist, TJ Kelley. The suburban skater turned artist creates artworks at a range of scales, but most predominately works with scrap wood littered with his simple, yet memorable illustrations.

Video editing by Taylor Wojick.