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 21, 2010

Cabin Getaway 40x44 Sold

This painting was purchased by a lady who was building a "cabin" in Highland, NC. She wanted something over her fireplace. I envied her for having a place in the mountains to visit. However, the thought occurred to me that I can always paint the place that I would like to visit. Painting is my personal "getaway," and I don't have the concern of an extra home to maintain.

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