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, June 12, 2011

Birdbath 11x14

My backyard attracts redbirds. I am thankful because they are eyecatching with their brilliant plumage and always interesting to watch. Jesus said to consider the birds. They do have lessons to teach us if we would only pay attention. My backyard looks nothing like this, but this scene is a loose (very loose) interpretation of an historic homestead I visited last year.  I combined the redbirds and the gardens, artist license at work.

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