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.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Shady Spot at Cades Cove 8x10

When life seems to spin out of control, I only have to think of the days spent at Cades Cove, and peace of mind is restored. My friends and I spent a week plein air painting in the area, and we enjoyed every minute of it. This was a study done one afternoon. Hopefully, there will be other times.

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