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, December 23, 2014

Blue-eyed Santa 3x5

This close-up of Santa was repeated 10 times this Christmas. Miniature 3x5's of this pose grew into a task after the fourth painting. I became quite familiar with Santa's face. In an effort to create some variety, I would change eye color, hence, the weird title for the painting. Lo, the blue-eyed Santa,,,

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