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.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Work's Done 14x18 $150.00

Art is all around us, even at our feet. A good painting can be of anything, preferably a simple arrangement. Most of us try to crowd too much into a painting; hence, the viewer's eye is distracted with the details and has no where to "rest." I loved the simplicity of this piece, yet there is a narrative quality. Where have these boots been today? What is the story here?

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