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 24, 2013

Collie's Drive 11x14 $70.00

A quiet neighborhood drive leading to distant lakefront is the subject of this painting. I enjoy the play of light on the roof. Light is always the dancer in a painting. Clouds are a fascination to me, as well. In fact, I enjoy paintings in which sky plays a dominate role. Western artists are notorious for this simply because of the vast, open skies of western locations.

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