TK: How do you decide on a location? What inspires you most?
VL: Several factors go into finding the right view to paint. Since all of my landscapes are painted on location, it’s important that I find a site where I can set up my easel for months at a time. Most of the time I try to be on public property, however, if I see a very cool spot on private property, I will ask permission. Occasionally, I find an off-the-beaten-track place where I can slip in unnoticed and set up.