Artist Elaine Scheer paints watercolors that blend single original portraits with narratives of the sublime and the down-to-earth, from the front seat of a vintage car to Disneyland’s Matterhorn. Scheer dishes up these bites of her past via Instagram, accompanied by sometimes cheeky, always thought-provoking captions and hashtags. 8 O’Clock Buzz host Andy Moore picks Scheer’s brain about her paintings, the experiences behind them and why she chose Instagram as her platform.

Elaine Scheer is a professor of art at UW-Madison. Her art can be found on Instagram @elainescheer.