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.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Early Bloom 12x12

I take photos a lot of possible painting subjects. This is a result of photographing my neighbors' yard while on my walk. The weather was cool but early spring flowers were peeking out in places. I shot these and finally painted them last month. The blooms seemed so promising in the cool air. I don't know the name of this little flower, but the delicate blooms appeal to me.

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