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, January 22, 2012

301 Santa Fe Drive 8x10

Santa Fe Drive is a long winding street in Santa Fe, NM that is absolutely cluttered with art galleries of any description one could imagine. My friends and I spent several days wandering through this place until we were exhausted. There are many places I think I could live and this is one of them. This little study was worked up from the many photos I took. Every nook of the area was clustered with flowers, pottery, and statue, not to imagine the art within the galleries. I loved the combination of flowers and the stucco. The  color and light combination were lovely.

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