Art Walk - June

June 7, 2019  |  5PM - 7PM  |  Bainbridge Public Library  |  Free. Light refreshments.

First Friday Art Walk at the Library

"Mischief & Craft" by Gigi Godfrey

Join us at the library for a First Friday Art Walk reception and exhibit of the artworks of local Bainbridge artist Gigi Godfrey. This show title is taken from a chapter in the book Other Minds/The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness by Peter Godfrey-Smith (no relation). Using oil paints or gouache, I take on whatever "speaks" to me.  This might be an outdoor landscape, a still-life display, a personal photograph, or even an octopus named Elenora. The exhibit will be on display during the month of June in the conference room of the library.  Drop by.

Podcast about Exhibit
Gigi Godfrey

My artwork seems to be an expression of my inner feelings ranging from contemplation to whimsy to just pure joy.  I am drawn to subjects displaying some sort of rhythm—whether in the way the light patterns form, the shapes link together, or the weaving of color harmony.  I am happiest with my work when I stay loose with the brush and leave unfinished work show through—creating a trail of the evolution.  Color and texture are the real appeal and I enjoy using many different tools—brushes, palette knives, scrapers—to create interest in the work.  When searching for the right color value and temperature, I tend to leave all the marks on the final work, showing the decision process, which I call "painting out loud”.  

When it comes to my art, I have spent a lot of time learning and am aware of the "rules” of creating a successful painting—however I do take artistic license and have fun pushing the boundaries!