“Beauty is ever present like the light of the sun- even in the most humble object, only it takes an artist’s vision to detect it and a artists skill to reproduce it.”
An artist can see beauty in things that you and I would never even imagine. If fact, an object that we may even consider ugly, dilapidated, worn down and an utter sore on the eyes, an artists will see it in another light, and use his creativity to make that ugly thing into something very attractive.
Some artists choose to paint things that we throw away like cans, bottles, old worn clothes and shoes, or even as in the case of Joan DaGradi “old houses”. This painter adds inspiration, quaintness, and beauty to old dilapidated houses that are boarded up and ready to be torn down. But when you look at her paintings, you don’t see an old dilapidated house that is ready to be destroyed, you see an old house full of charm, one where a family was living, and one that is a part of the history of the artists’ community.