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, July 21, 2015

Reflections 30x40 400.00

I never forget when this painting was finished-before the school year began. My state of mind was captured in the subject matter. The summer was drawing to a close for me, and I had an idea of the hectic schedule of the future. Realizing that the long, luxurious days of summer were coming to end, I experienced a sadness that the figure seems to embody for me. Reflections was a fitting title.

No comments:

Post a Comment