The motif of Landscape has been a major part of the work of Mark Godwin for over 30 years. He has been greatly influenced by the 18th century Romantic notion of the Sublime, and our longing for an emotional encounter with nature.
These paintings are about finding a visual equivalent for his sensation before nature. They are paintings about the poetic idea of landscape. There is a nostalgia, and timelessness about his work, and a conscious blurring of the boundaries between abstraction, and representation. They are landscape of the imagination. They are paintings about feelings.
Mark Godwin began his artist training at Stourbridge College of Art and progressed on to Central School of Art, the Royal College of Art and Cite Internationale des Artistes in Paris. Following his training Mark went onto work as a copperplate printer for Palm Tree Editions, Albion Editions and London Contemporary Art.
Since then Mark has set up his own studio to develop his practice concentrating on painting and printing. He has exhibited extensively and his work has been included in many collections both private and corporate.
- Bruton Street Gallery
- Catto Gallery, London
- Printmakers Gallery, St. Ives
- Reuben Colley Fine Art, Birmingham
- Curwen Gallery, London
- Chenal Group, France
- Documenta Galeria, São Paulo, Brazil
- Grand Metropolitan
- Bank of England
- Sumitomo Bank Japan
- Foreign & Commonwealth Office
- Smithkline Beecham
- Morgan Stanley
- Painitngs on Canvas
- Paintings on Paper
- Screen Prints
These paintings are about finding a visual equivalent for my sensation before nature.