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, March 18, 2012

Light in the Forest 11x14 60.00

The house in Light in the Forest reminds me of a house that was in the neighborhood in which I grew up. We kids pretended the old place was haunted and would dare each other to go in and investigate. A brave soul would often inaugurate a search only to run out in fear. I'm not sure why we were so afraid. We were basically stupid. Our fear of the unknown often frightens us and prevents our understanding on so many levels. My present-day  fears are probably just as ridiculous (in comparison) as the fear of the neighborhoods kids of the empty house. I thought this scene was mysterious, yet inviting.

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