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, February 4, 2012

Shady Lane in TN 8x10

Life's joys come in various forms. One for me is plein air painting. This study was done one morning while camping in TN. My painting buddy and I saw this beautiful old church that was painting-worthy. Her husband, our faithful and patient driver, put us out. We stayed most of the day, enjoying this location thoroughly. This road was behind the church with some great background in the distance.

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