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.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Yellow Teapot 8x10

I have always had a "thing" for dishes. Serving bowls, platters, and yes, teapots have always caught my eye. Perhaps the shape or the color speaks to me saying, "Take me home." Due to my recent committment to simplify my home and life, I am learning to ignore their pleas. Presently, I am learning to enjoy them, appreciate them, without buying them. This particular teapot was found at a fleamarket. I not only loved the color but the shape. I have kept it because it is particularly dear to me; hence, I have captured in on canvas.

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