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.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Rocking Hollyhocks 22x28

Hollyhock blooms are beautiful, full and extravagant

in color and size. The thought just occurred to me that these would be a good bloom for the space behind my rock border in the back yard. I need to look them up, but I think they reseed themselves which is an unbeatable trait. I think I'll give them a try.

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