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 3, 2016

Rose Parade. 18x24. 150.00

I have never had much success with growing roses, so I thought I would try to paint them. At least these require little upkeep after completion; however, there is no substitute for a gorgeous rose (in real life) of any color. Little wonder they hold such symbolic qualities in our culture.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Work Buddies 12x16. 95.00

What possessed me to paint a snow painting I'm not sure, but I thought these two looked festive (Christmasy even) in flurries. Maybe I was simply trying to cool off.