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 21, 2010

Big Yellow Pears 18x24 $300.00

Food was a focal part of my childhood home. My parents enjoyed entertaining, and good food (and plenty of it) was vital to their brand of hospitality. Therefore, I was an adult before I realized that some women simply do not enjoy cooking and don't. My mother considered a woman who didn't know how to cook  a genetic mutate and in opposition to law of nature. Hence, food is a popular subject for my painting. These pears were part of a set. The sister piece, red pears, are no longer with me.  I can't remember who bought them or where they live now. The yellow ones have been in my kitchen, local restaurants, and in a small gallery of which I am a part. Yellows and blues make a happy color scheme. For that reason, I have always liked this painting.

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