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, September 8, 2011

Unclaimed Bike 8x10

This painting makes me want to return to an earlier day, the days of kiddom. I remember playing until I was too tired to bath, too tired to eat, too tired to stay awake and watch TV. I would fall into bed exhausted with the day, the wonderfully free day. What happens to us that we forget how to play, to laugh, to simply enjoy being alive?

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