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, June 15, 2013

Selma Riverside 16x36 $300.00

 I can count on one hand the number of times I have been to Selma, AL,  which is not to my credit.  I think I could spend some time there, more than the few minutes it took for me to take some snapshots which resulted in this painting. Perhaps some day, I can make a return trip and do justice to the interesting shops and river park.

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