Saturday, November 24, 2012

Arriving Within the Week - Two New Michael Godfrey Snow Scenes at Saks Galleries

Oldest Fine Art Gallery in Colorado

Beautiful Snow Scenes
for the Holidays

Michael Godfrey "The Light of Winter" 9 x 16 Oil

Michael Godfrey "Winter's Blanket" 9 x 16 Oil

Michael Godfrey is a representational landscape artist whose work hangs in many private and corporate collections. Born in Germany in l958 and raised in North Carolina, he earned a BFA in Fine Arts from East Carolina University. 

Over the past 25 years Michael Godfrey has traveled extensively throughout the United States and Europe painting landscapes. He spends hours field sketching and photographing, preparing for a well thought out painting. Typically, he starts a major work using small oil studies done on location. These field studies provide color accuracy and photographs provide special details. Godfrey composes his paintings from on site sketches in the field and photography references. 

In studio, work progresses in successive layers of paint and light is orchestrated to create a painting that appeals to his internal sense of order. “A landscape artist has to have some knowledge of many disciplines (geology, chemistry, physics, architecture), to understand the world in which they are trying to create. An artist must observe with the idea that what is observed must be interpreted and distilled. For a landscape artist, it is just as important what you do not include in a work as what is eventually laid down.


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