Entering artist Sandy Resig’s mid-century Minnetonka home is like walking into a modern art gallery—but with warm sofas and a mug of coffee. Resig, 81, and his wife Bonnie moved into the post-and-beam house about ten years ago; they snapped it up when it went on the market after having had their eye on it (especially Bonnie) for several years. “We partly bought the house because it was a good place to have art,” says Sandy Resig, whose own art and design career spans more than 50 years. “I always have this feeling that, if you’re an artist, you should appreciate beautiful things.”
Lake Minnetonka artists
Step into David R. Smith’s home studio in Excelsior and a framed painting featuring a cluster of pumpkins arrests your gaze. The pumpkins are so vibrant and realistic, you wonder aloud if it isn’t a photograph. You can tell that Smith is used to this question, because he grins and shakes his head. “Oh no, that’s watercolor,” he says, laughing.