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, January 2, 2011

Updraft 16x20 $100.00

Updraft was painted from a photo taken by a friend who camped some days in TN. She shot a photo of the timberline while looking down from a peak. I asked if I could borrow the photo as a source. Although the painting is much different from the photo, I always give Dorrie credit for this painting. The eagles were added as an afterthought. I don't apologize for using photos; if I can't be on location, photos are the next best thing. Thanks, Dorrie, for being attentive to the beauty around you; so many people are too busy to notice.

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