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, August 27, 2011

Blue House on PEI 8x10 60.00

While visiting Prince Edward Island, Canada two years ago, my friends and I drove past this house twice before I mentioned that I needed a photo of it in morning light. The next morning they were nice enough to stop and take the time for me to walk up the sidewalk, across the road, and up the sidewalk  to get just the right perspective. I wound up standing dead ahead shooting a quick shot before we left. This is the view I used on this painting. In the morning light, the flowers were so pretty. The place looked like a book out of a children's story book.

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