Before there were cameras, itinerant painters would capture family milestones.
They did portraits of the farms and general stores. Our ancestors needed their
'Kodak moments' preserved for posterity too.The art form that evolved has the
ability to be either simple or complex, and be interpreted as interesting charm, or
curious abstraction. I enjoy that flexible 'artistic license".
It has allowed each painting to become a portal, a window to simpler days. Each
painting has present day elements interwoven in the composition, showing how strong
roots have passed the test of time. I believe it is important, not only to honor that
history, and learn from it, but also to celebrate it. We have arrived at a new millenium
at a pace that seems almost accelerated by rapidly changing technology. I find it
comforting to reflect on the strength of those roots while contemplating new wings