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, December 6, 2010

Skiing Santa 16x20 sold

Skiing Santa was born while I was teaching art at school. While searching for an idea to use in class, I noticed a photo in a magazine that inspired this idea. The students loved it. Using oil pastels, Santa appeared in all different colors, but each was unique. Since then, the art class has been cut, so this painting is special to me, not because it's a work of art but because it reminds me of a happy time. You go, Santa!!

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