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.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Primaries 6x8 $60.00

This study was of items in my home. I thought the combo of primary colors was playful and eyecatching.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Daylilies by the Fence 8x10 50.00

When I see daylilies blooming, I always think of my dad who had a daylily nursery for several years. Nothing made him happier than to be working in his flowers. At the time, I thought he must have been bored, but now I understand.

Blue House PEI 8x10 $70.00

After three weeks gone from home, I am reminded once again how much I love my home, always have been a "nester." This small study is one that was done after a trip to PEI. We took photos of places we thought would be good to  use in paintings. I came home and worked up this study of a someone's home. The house was so welcoming; maybe it reminds me of what a welcome sight my home is to me. The old song is so right. " Be it ever so humble, there is no place like home."