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, March 16, 2013

Lighthouse On PEI 11x14 65.00

Lighthouses vary in style according to location. Those on Prince Edward Island are red and white wooden structures. Originally, the structures served as homes for lighthouse keepers and their families; therefore, the structures were originally designed as dwellings. Although most have been renovated for shops, museums, and etc., they still have the appearance of a home. They stand perched on elevated sites around the red coastline of the island, quaint reminders of the past. ---lovely to see and loads of fun to paint.

1 comment:

  1. Nan, I love this lighthouse. You captured the light perfectly. I look forward to seeing you and Judy in October.