Last winter I happened upon an artist painting the frozen Lake Michigan shore. I admired her method and introduced myself, asked if I could take a few pictures. The painter is Lynn Rix and I’m pleased that this chance interaction gradually led to her art show opening this Thursday evening at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center alongside fellow plein air painter Pamela Ruschman. I’m excited to see their work on the walls at Schlitz Audubon and you should come check it out too.
Complete gallery opening details here.
Here is another photo I posted last winter when I happened upon Lynn, taken at the same time.
“I’m out painting and people ask what I’m doing. I tell them I’m painting. They look at the canvas and they look at me and they look at the canvas. “Really?” they ask. I don’t know what else they think I’m doing. “Yes, really.” – Lynn Rix, plein air painter in every season
This past weekend I had the good fortune to shoot my first television reporting piece about tintype photographer Margaret Muza. She will be the next Artist in Residence at Milwaukee’s Pfister Hotel. Watch my first video piece here and learn a little about tintype photography.