If I had money to travel as much as I think I would like, I would prefer off-season travel. For instance, I enjoy the mountains during the off-season, after people like me usually disappear. The beach during the cooler months appeals to me. Having the beach alone is heaven. That solitude is of God. Maybe that is why I enjoyed painting this scene, I had the beach to myself.
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.