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 30, 2015
Roopville General Store 11x14 SOLD
Dotting the landscape in the South are monuments to a by-gone era, the community store. Once hubs of business and community life they stand as reminders of a slower-moving society free of sprawling malls, suburban development, and crippling materialism. In addition to selling everything from hardware to eggs, these locally owned businesses dispensed news and gossip and provided a location for business and social transactions; as very center of a community's existence, they were the heart-beat of community living. Today, if preserved as this one in Roopville, GA, they possibly serve as antique stores or perhaps a local "museum." We are less without them.