After a morning of plein air painting, retired engineer Walter Pasko, 86, packs up his handmade portable easel and tool box in downtown West Stockbridge. Pasko, who lives in Lanesborough, is a member of the Guild of Berkshire Artists, a handful of whom make daily trips to locations throughout the Berkshires for plein air painting. Pasko and his wife Anne, who is also an artist, have a website that shows off their work as well as what they’re working on, at

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Stephanie Zollshan has been a photojournalist for The Berkshire Eagle since 2011. She is a Boston University graduate whose work has been featured in publications around the world. Stephanie can be reached at