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, April 4, 2011

Lighthouse at North Point PEI 11x14

This past summer, some friends and I spent time on Prince Edward Island, Canada. PEI is a lovely island with wonderful plein painting opportunities. This study was painted on the North Point of the island. The day was windy and cold, but we had a wonderful time just the same. I tried to capture th.e overcast atmosphere. We were stationed on a hill overlooking this view. I can still feel the wind whipping the tall grass in which we were standing.

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