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 14, 2011

Cheaha Vista 8x10

A   friend and I spent the day plein air painting (my favorite activity) in the Bowden Grove community. In the distance, the Cheaha Range raised its head. The wind was strong, forcing us to tie everything down, but it was a wonderful day. I came home with three studies which included Cheaha Vista. One of the reasons I am looking forward to warmer weather is the prospect of painting outside. Cheaha is a well-kept secret. Don't tell anyone.

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