I make art because I enjoy the process of creating it. There are so many magical moments in life and I sometimes feel they pass too quickly. In my art, I like to try to capture those moments and convey the feelings I had during the moment or the feelings that the subjects of the [...]
Currently, I reside in Ely, MN, a small town on the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, a long way from my birthplace, NYC. I've been told to stop dancing when the only music is in my head, to stop and finish a sentence before I start the next one, and to not get [...]
I have spent all of my life loving photography, but it wasn't until my first camera at the age of 18 that I started to learn the art of photography! As my 3 children grew, I was able to utilize my father-in-law's camera and start to learn SLR photography. It wasn't long before I outgrew [...]
Living 20 miles northeast of Ely in a small log cabin in the woods provides artist Nancy Ensley with plenty of inspiration for her Northwoods-themed drawings and watercolor paintings.
Claire is a botanical and wildlife artist living in the Ely area. Claire was raised in the Chicago area and spent many summers on Burntside Lake outside of Ely. After attending the University of Arizona and spending 10 years in Phoenix, she returned permanently to Minnesota in 1979. Claire has been working with stained glass [...]