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, February 5, 2011

Aspen Curtain 18x24

  This piece was painted super quickly. I was working up some simple, quick pieces for a "Sips and Strokes" session that never materialized. I keep thinking I will try to see if I can generate interest in a monthly painting session in Ashland. Am I lazy, negative, or afraid of failure? ...hummm -maybe all three. Maybe I should put my ideas on paper and "think it through." The worst thing that could happen would be I would be out some money, which is certainly not new. I think I am talking myself into it!!!

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