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.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Coffee In Your Face 8x10 $75.00

I am an addict, a coffee addict, have been for years. I love the look of coffee, the smell, the ritual of morning coffee. I admire the accouterments of making coffee: cups, saucers, mugs, coffee makers of all designs, and the endless array of coffee products. The coffee section is one of my favorite sections of the grocery and a coffee SHOP; well, I am speechless... I blame my early years, of course. As a youngster, I was weaned on coffee. We didn't have JUICE or MILK as a breakfast drink. Coffee was the drink of choice, the only choice. That or water, I suppose. It was a given. Coffee was a staple of life, like bread. The blame does not rest entirely upon formative years. I am an accountable adult with volition. I could go clean. I could... yeah...

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