Shannon Godby is a Cincinnati based artist who, for nearly twenty years, has been creating abstract paintings and traditional photography, as well as digitally manipulated works.
Painting has always been his first passion followed closely by photography, but over the last few years he has begun to infuse parts of each medium to create abstract paintings based on images found in nature. Says Godby, “I never try to recreate exactly what I see, but to express the feelings I get from a scene. My goal is to portray the atmospheric qualities without giving away Every detail.” Godby allows the viewer to connect with the painting by adding their own feelings. He wants the work to remind them of something familiar, to make it more of a personal experience.
In his own words, “Art is a part of who I am. When I look at my work I want to be reminded of what originally inspired me. Whether it was late day sun creating long shadows over a field or simply the way a group of elements work together, if I look at the painting and get that same feeling, I have accomplished my goal.”
Godby is an internationally collected artist with an extremely diverse client base.
More of his work can be seen at: www.shannongodby.com