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, March 10, 2011

Castle of Renown 16x20 Sold

Castles-I love them. While traveling in Ireland, I fell in love with rock fences and castles. I never cease to be awe of a country old enough to have structues as ancient as standing castles. What stories they could tell. This painting however was inspired by a postcard displaying a picture of a castle. I have painted many castles, yet this was one of my favorites.

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