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.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Smoking Santa 16x20 Sold

Yes, it's that time of year. As a child, the season was an eternity in coming. Now, Christmas seems to be more frequent. Has a year passed already??? This year, I refuse to allow the trappings of a materialized Christmas get me in a spin.  I purpose to keep my eye on the "reason for the season." The trivial gifts that Santa brings will serve as a reminder of the true gift. Someone will need to remind of this later.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Nan you have been busy. Beautiful Christmas paintings. What a great way to get in the Spirit.