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 7, 2011

Morning Mist 16x20 SOLD

I have always enjoyed early morning, considered the best part of the day by many, including myself. On some mornings the fog is heavy in my front yard and for some reason I find it pretty in a melancholy way. I suppose that is why I enjoyed painting this scene. Misty Morning has been sold for some time, and at times I regret letting it go. Hey, but it's only a painting, right?

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