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, August 15, 2012

Ivory Coast 11x14 70.00

I am attracted to the starkness of the black and white pattern of the keyboard. When my eight-year-old daughter wanted to take piano, I thought I would take also. As an adult, I felt like I could freshen up on the lessons I took at the same age so many years ago. Neither of us turned out to be virtuosos, but we had some good times. She faired better than I. Years have passed, and now her daughter is taking lessons. The sight of a piano somehow is comforting to me. I may not can play, but I enjoyed painting the keys.

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