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 5, 2010

We Three Trees 16x20 Sold

We Three Trees was a result of a bartering deal made with a friend. She was participating in a Christmas Parade of Homes and asked me to paint something quick and loose for her. In return she was to create a floral arrangement for me. (She works in a florist shop.) The bargain was struck and we both were happy. ---End of story.

1 comment:

  1. I really like this Nan. The combination of realism and mysterious coloration - very nice!