Minneapolis, MN

Loch Ness MPLS, designed by Brian Ness, a Minnesota artist, houses an online portfolio, news, updates and personal blog.


Here's where I post a little about my life, my process, and my inspiration. Check in to learn about what's happening with Loch Ness MPLS, and get a sneak peek at new projects!


Legendary Primer - J is for Johnny Appleseed

Brian Ness

Johnny Appleseed was an American legend, known for his kindness, apples, and spreading the good word. We always think of Johnny Appleseed tossing seeds willy-nilly as he skipped down a dirt road. (basically, exactly how I depicted him!) However, Johnny was actually a nurserier - he would create whole apple orchards, with organized crops and fences and everything. Johnny was never married. There are plenty of reasons we could speculate for this. Some believe he thought he would be rewarded with 2 wives when he got to heaven if he remained pure. Maybe there were some other reasons...