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, March 14, 2011

Front Yard View 16x20 APC

Houses have been built on the street, so the yard view looks different now. --so glad I painted it then, so I would have the view "captured," at least on canvas. Time changes everything, so slowly that we seldom notice at the time. I like this painting because of the story behind it.  A lot has changed since this was painted.

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