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 26, 2010

Santa in Blue 16x20 SOLD

I have very few traditions, but for the past few years, I have put up/out Christmas
decorations on the day after Thanksgiving. Today was no exception. In celebration of the accomplishment, I thought I would post one of the many Santas I have painted. This is one of my favorites because he is dressed in blue, a different twist for the old guy. He has long since found a home, but he will continue to be special.

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