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.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Dinner Time 12x18 SOLD

I painted these two on a lark, and the painting sold as quickly as anything I have painted lately. When I get home from work, I am often as hungry as these two think they are. The expression on their faces is so enthusiastic. What a shame, I often fail to show this enthusiasm for life. I have discovered that enthusiasm and its dark sister (indifference) are both contagious.


  1. These fellas are adorable! No wonder they sold quickly.