I have found my favorite landscape subjects in Wisconsin, Montana, Wyoming, The Dakotahs and the provence of Saskatchewan, but I am beginning to understand that spectacular subject matter can be found at my doorstep and in my surrounding neighborhoods in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  This is probably influenced by the fact that I now realize that it's not things that I should be painting but it 's the excitement and emotion inherent in nature and in life that is worthy of expression.  Landscapes and cityscapes take on new meanings when expressive, colorful figures are added and drawn or painted in an interesting way.