Artist's Statement

A quote from Grant Wood describes a condition from which he and many of us suffer: taking too much for granted. Wood said, "...To my great joy, I discovered that in the very commonplace, in my native surroundings, were decorative adventures and that my only difficulty had been in taking them too much for granted." Woods' words ring with truth. My goal as an artist is to capture the wonder of the often overlooked ordinary, the commonplace beauty around us, those little details that make all the difference in our daily lives. The rough hue of rocks, lush blue woodlands, weathered wood grains, and distant meandering dirt roads never cease to appeal to me. I attempt to share the beauty from which routine blinds us. My work can be purchased on ebay or by contacting me personally.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Big Chair in Santa Fe 30x32

The light was incredible that morning in Santa Fe. I spotted this chair out front of one of the many galleries on Santa Fe Drive. In any other setting, the chair would have been simply a big chair, but in the clear light, colors were more brilliant and ordinary objects had a life of their own. I loved the way the morning light fell on the huge chair and tipped the geraniums. There are many places in which I could live, but Santa Fe, NM is high on the list.

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