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, December 7, 2013

Big Guy Enroute 3"x4"

My daughter asked me to paint a series of miniature Santas for her, and this one is my maiden attempt. The remaining ones are of another pose. Despite their similarities, Santa's face is always different in expression and character. I like that. Aren't all of us unique, yet basically the same? Santa is no exception. Here's to you, Emilee.

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