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.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Believe panel #3

Number 3 was more of the same. --so much fun to paint, no pressure. The Christmas season conjurs happy memories for me. My parents enjoyed Christmas to the hilt, although we children didn't get that much in comparison to today's standards. We were rich in our eyes. Our true wealth was in the good times and laughter. I especially miss my parents this time of year. However, their spirits are with me always. I love you, Mamma and Daddy.

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