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.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Cheaha at Dusk 8x10

Cheaha State Park is one of Alabama's well-kept secrets--such a beautiful, unsullied place. I hope it stays that way. Last summer at this very time, some friends and I had an art workshop with Dot Svendson and had a wonderful 4 days. This was of the  several studies I managed to get done. We stationed our easles behind the restaurant and painted until dark took the sun away. -the best worship service I have ever attended.

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