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.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Geraniums in the Breeze

This is a huge piece that I did for my daughter. She and her family had moved into a home with a split foyer, and this painting was perfect in the entrance. When they moved to new home a few years afterward, they returned the painting, for their new home (a termporary apartment) had no room. I kept it for safekeeping, eventually selling it. A man bought it for his wife's Christmas present. It was to hang in their new home which also had a split foyer, thus Geraniums in the Breeze has gone full circle.

No comments:

Post a Comment