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 26, 2011

Fence Daylilies 8x10

My Dad had a daylily nursery for a few years. He labored in his daylilies as if watching them bloom was his livlihood. Although he worked a full-time job, all his spare  time was spent in the the daylily beds. Now, everytime I see daylilies bloom, I think of him and his passion for that beautiful flower, and I understand. Each of us need a passion, something we do simply for the joy of it, something that makes the world a better place and our lives richer. Thanks, Dad, for that wonderful lesson.

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