In 2006, the town of Ashland celebrated its 100th birthday, the most well-attended city event I can remember. To commemorate this gala affair, artists within Marble Gate Gallery painted a series of flags, one of which was this one I painted of the county courthouse dome and flag. Helen Pope purchased this painting. She would want me to say that.
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.