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

Midnight Ride 22x24 $325.00

I painted this twice; the first time was on an 8x10 canvas that was a study. The second time was this larger version. Both are framed and ready to go. The larger one is on display at a local restaurant and smaller one is at Marble Gate Gallery. Both are waiting for a home. I actually went out in my back yard and was trying to paint the night sky when I was inspired to add Santa.

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