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.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Spring Thaw 8x10 $50.00

Ridiculous as it seems, after Christmas I get impatient for spring. Many days of winter lie ahead, but Christmas marks the end on my personal calendar. I spend January, February, and March anticipating warm days and blossoms. This study was painted in my back yard on a warm day in March when a jonquil peeked its head out from the cold earth. I took it as a good omen of things to come.

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