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.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Hanging with Mom 11x14 50.00

As a long time horse admirer, I consider newly born colts one of the sweetest animal babies on the planet,  UNTIL I saw a newly born donkey. However, that is another painting and story. I sometimes return home from work by a longer route. The sole reason for doing so is because I drive past a home surrounded by fenced pasture which contains horses. Recently, I spied a foal and fell in love. The sight was worth the drive. My thoughts returned to that new one as I painted this in art class one night recently.
. I was intrigued by the light play and the freshness of new life.

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