This painting makes me think of the poet Emily Dickinson who lived a life of seclusion in the home of her birth. She was seldom seen in public, and in later years, she took to wearing only white. After her death, rolls of paper containing poems were found squirreled away in the cubicles of her desk. Only after her death, did the world benefit from her poetic legacy.
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.