We began a mutual exploration of art as soon as we moved in together. Stuck in a third-floor apartment with a spectacular view, I was painfully aware that we weren’t destined to stay in that apartment. I felt the pull to leave as soon as I moved in. I wanted to take it with me when we went, so I asked Paul to paint the view. Our view was of the Rumsey Island waterways that flowed in from the Chesapeake Bay. Next to the shore was the community pool. It was truly a lovely view. So with that, we both began to paint.
First came the view painted by Paul. Then came the blood moon painted by me. Back and forth we painted endless canvases and passed the artwork out into the community as fast as our brushes could move. I donated a painting of the library to the library I would one day teach sewing. It hangs on the wall there.
Paul & Mari Shields
Established in January 2018, Cloverleaf Farm is the combined vision of Paul & Mari Shields. Both retired from successful careers on the East coast after buying the farm in 2017. Paul managed the Baltimore plant for Fleischmann's Vinegar. Mari managed the Sunoco at the Delaware Welcome center. They have combined their gifts, talents and experience to bring you a quality bakery experience in southern door county. The are pledged to honoring the heritage and traditions of door county, her residents and visitors by bringing the finest quality and sweetest tasting treats the world has ever known.