In contrast, but equally delightful are the easements that allow the community access. While taking photos from Emily’s Pond and R Park for inspiration, I saw friends meeting for walks on the dike with and without their four-legged friends, kids with fishing poles, bikers, and an art class with budding young artists by the water. They turned out to be the inspiration for my little painting. I watched them draw and then they just sat down and visited with each other throwing an occasional rock in the water. It was sweet, and that is the moment I tried to capture in my painting.
– Stephanie Brennan