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.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

New England Villiage 16x20 150.00

The title of this painting refers to the tiny figures in the background who are carry what looks to be baskets of clothing. I imagined that these women were returning from doing laundry the hard way. Maybe the idea is to hang the clothes to dry in the warm autumn sun. ...sounds idyll but it's backbreaking work that I am grateful to avoid. The closest I get to this is when I hang items on a drying rack on my back porch which is a few steps away and certainly not heavy work. No, I enjoy being a modern-day woman, thank you.

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