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 15, 2010

Tulips in Rain 10x20 SOLD

Today I came home in the wet cold and a yellow iris was blooming. All alone it stood by the drive, a tribute to warmer days. The recent warm weather caused the freak blooming spree, I suppose. Winter is upon us and weeks will pass before another bloom will be seen. In anticipation of that future day, I thought these yellow tulips would be good to post. Tulips are early spring bloomers and love the early spring coolness.  Although this painting has been sold for some time, I thought they would signal the coming day.

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