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.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Petunias 11x14 $80.00

This pot of petunias were carelessly thrown aside one summer. Despite the neglect, they bloomed profusely by the driveway. I suppose they wanted to demonstrate that beauty doesn't have to be orchestrated by humans. The most beautiful moments in our lives are often the unplanned, those moments that catch us by surprise in the midst of living.

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