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.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Lemons on the Slide 16x20 $65.00

Lemons on the Slide is a painting that was one of a set of two. The sister piece sold and this one is waiting for a home. I have painted several "sets," and none of those sets sold together. I suppose the moral of the story is not to paints sets. My favorite part of this painting is the brick background. I have a penchant for brick backgrounds and tile floors. Does this bent indicate some personal hidden flaw? If so, don't tell me.

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