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, January 26, 2013

Daylilies by the Fence 8x10

At this time of year when the sun peeks out, I get anxious for spring, despite many more days left of winter. I always think of my dad and how impatient he would get for warm weather to arrive so he could get in the yard. He was the daylily man. For several years, he maintained beds and beds of daylilies. My yard has some of his blooms. Here's to you, Dad. I miss you.