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.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Canyon Rim 8x10

Any photos one sees of the Grand Canyon are inadequate. One has to see the canyon before the vastness and beauty can be appreciated. The same can be said of a painting, including this one. Some sights can only be experienced first hand. Every person should see this wonder at least one time. I was profoundly touched by the sheer space before me. ---words are not capable of expressing the wonder of this place.

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