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.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Creekside in TN 8x10 $60.00

We camped for a week near Cades Cove, and everyday the afternoon showers fell. Painting outdoors is a wonderful experience, but not in a steady downpour. We listened to the forecast and decided rather than lug our painting gear to our chosen location, we would paint near the campground. The nearby creek was pleasant enough; in fact, the view was lovely. The moral of the story is that beauty can be found in our own back yard, if our eyes are open. I need to keep my eyes "open."

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