I live and keep my studio in Shoreview MN, and I have been visiting Port Wing, WI for many years to paint and enjoy the open lakeside landscape. I enjoy painting in the open air and I work abstractly as well as from observation. Moving out into new environments energizes my creativity and makes me aware of my senses. Painting in new places also makes me keenly aware of the present, in a way that is very different from my in-studio work. Each year, I look forward to returning to Port Wing and the South Shore to discover some new moments.