We stayed at our friend's parents' home in Lawrence, Kansas. It is a lovely home, with no lack of inspiring views. The party was on their back patio/garden area, which includes a small koi pond. It happens that lily pads have been on the top of my to-do subject list (the timing of our trip last weekend to the cabin was to check out the lily pads there that Hadley had scouted and recommended from last year). So, I did a couple quick gouache sketches to start exploring the execution of this sort of scene.
I am an artist living and working in Minneapolis, MN. I studied illustration at the Savannah College of Art and Design. I do a little freelance illustration and also sell my work from my studio and at art fairs. I work part time as a graphic designer as well.
My husband, son, and I live in the Longfellow neighborhood.