The landscapes of Sue Godwin will be on display in the McPherson Public Library meeting room from November 1 through December 27 in a collection titled “Sunrises, Sunsets, and Time In Between”. An artist’s reception will be held on Sunday, Nov. 12 from 2-4 p.m.
Godwin was born and raised in Michigan, where her love of landscapes began. She earned her Associates of Applied Science-Commercial Art degree in 1984 from Northwestern Michigan College.
Over the years, Godwin transitioned from being a production artist of many years, to stay-at-home-mom, to primary education assistant and para-educator. 2013 marked the fulfillment of her desire to be a full-time landscape artist.
Living in Kansas the last seventeen years, Godwin has a deep appreciation for the rural landscape around her, as well as varied landscapes she has experienced on her many travels in the U.S. and abroad. Her artwork has been purchased and commissioned for both private and corporate collections.
Godwin’s paintings have been selected and sold at the annual Symphony in the Flint Hills Art Show and Auction. She also has been the featured artist at the Tessera Gallery in Wichita. In June 2015, one of her landscapes was selected for exhibition in the 61st Annual National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic show, which was held at the Salmagundi Club in New York City. In addition, her work has been selected for the Wichita Arts Council Annual Juried Show in 2015 and 2014, and awarded Best of Show at Mead Street Gallery in, Wichita in 2014.
“My paintings are an expression of my appreciation for the beauty found in a variety of landscape types and locations. I am inspired by the simple, and at times complex, splendor that is created by nature -- vast open spaces, dramatic skies over rolling hills, majestic trees, colorful sunrises and sunsets, and flowers of all varieties, shapes and sizes,” states Godwin.
“Brilliant landscapes can also occur with some human assistance. Farm fields, golf courses, and vineyards are but a few of the vistas that are a stunning collaboration of man and nature. Acrylic paint, applied in many thin layers, or in bold, thick strokes, helps me to create my interpretation of the beauty around me.”
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