The connection made with a rural area is somewhat stifling… It is funny how those gravel roads, wide-open wheat fields, and old farm houses grab a hold of you. It is the small things that serve as reminders of home.
Living in a rural area is a humbling experience but I have a hunch that you already know that. You may live in a rural area or have fond memories of one, and those memories are lasting impressions that should be valued. They define you and are uniquely yours.
Creating a home is about defining yourself through the space. The perfect piece of art represents the homeowner. It’s a window into the soul and it sets the tone for the rest of the home. I want my collectors to have a personal connection to their paintings because art is one of the most personal and timeless things that you can purchase for a home. It speaks clearly of who you are.
The connection to rural areas is apparent in my artwork because of the influence of my own rural home. My paintings represent rural areas through the association with abandoned houses and the memories the houses contain. There is a certain beauty to these houses, for they are landmarks that tell stories about the area. Because of my own connection to my grandparents old farmhouse, through painting, I portray the houses fading away as memories themselves. My own farm reminds me of the generations of families that have resided there. It has been resilient in time but nature has been hard on it. However, a memory is more important than the construction itself. It lives on in my mind the way I wish to remember it.