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.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Cheaha Sunset 8x10

I consider Cheaha State Park one of Alabama's best kept secrets. The park doesn't have the facilities of better-funded parks, but natural beauty abounds there. The trails and picnic/camping grounds are a great place to get away from it all. This summer, some friends and I spent three days plein air painting within the park. The sunset view behind the restaurant was awesome. ---what a wonderful place to paint. 

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