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.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

PEI Lighthouse 11x14

I can't say enough good things about Prince Edward Island, Canada--such a beautiful place, a strange mix of farm land and coastal frontage. Some friends and I camped there for three weeks and spent a lot of time painting on location. This piece is one of the scenes painted during our time there. How can one go wrong with a white lighthouse against such a backdrop?

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