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.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Copper and Company 11x14 80.00

This study was painted at Sarah Carlisle Art Colony at Lake Martin, an annual workshop for those interested in honing painting skills. Because the visual arts tends to be a solitary activity, networking with others with "like-mind" is extremely important. Being with those who gather there is extremely encouraging and informative. I love it.

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