As a junior high student, I was introduced to Daphene de Maurier's novels, which I LOVED. I had visions of myself as the lovely Rebecca, casting her gaze on the windswept coastal waters, the wind whipping of her long, luxuriant tresses, and pondering the mystery of the tall, mysterious stranger who has entered her life. Yeap....that was me all right. (The closest I will ever come to Rebecca or something remotely similar is this painting.)
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.