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, February 12, 2012

TN Outbuilding 8x10 $60.00

My painting buddy and I spent the entire day in the same spot. When we wanted a different scene, we simply turned around the opposite direction. This is just a ordinary view seen in rural areas everywhere, a dirt road among trees. However, to me there is something appealing about the ordinary, the wonder of the ordinary. May I never cease to amazed by the "ordinary" beauty around me.

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