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.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Scout 11x14 80.00

For the past weeks, my painting has taken the form of flower or animal life. I plan on riding the wave until it "reaches the shore." Lately, I have been in a creative flow that I wish could last, but life/work tends to leach the urgings, draining the creative pool. Books have been written on maintaining that flow. My intentions are to take advantage of those books, etc., but life and a job seem to distract. Producing a constant flow of work is HARD WORK, but I can't help myself. I love it.

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