American Beauty

between the one stoplight and the next tourist town is a little valley where milady lives. neighbors help and hand write thank - you notes, lend time and hands, stop and chat in the road and always wave at least a finger in passing. families work hard to keep it open, feed the animals, nurse the calf twins, swap tools.
American Beauty is 24x36 oil on wood farm santo.., who is very close to my heart. she is the ultimate valley dweller and caretaker of all things growing and pure. she stands stall and strong in gentleness. she is my idol.