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The Glamorous Life

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Kimberly Godfrey

When I spotted the painting above by Kimberly Godfrey, I knew I’d found something special. Both her portraits and her abstracts absolutely blew me away.

Godfrey describes her work as “glamorous art for home and salon,” but I think she’s really underselling herself. While they certainly are glamorous, I think they’re also very, very good. They’re going right into my (currently imaginary) virtual gallery! I read in an interview, that the artist longs to have one of her works compete in the BP National Portrait Competition. I would think they’d be thrilled to have her!

Originally a native of Seattle, Washington, Godfrey now lives in the magical-sounding town of Bury St. Edmunds in the U.K., a town which grew up around a monastery built in the year 633. (My poor little American brain can’t wrap itself around that number.) It’s hard to picture so much glamor coming from such a ridiculously cute town.

Not just a great artist, Godfrey is also a marketing genius. Her work can be found not just in the usual spots (Etsy, Instagram, etc.), but also on super-sites like Houzz and Amazon.

You can find more of Godfrey’s work on her website, and on EtsyFacebook, Instagram, and Amazon Handmade.

All images property of Kimberly Godfrey, used with permission.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

14 thoughts on “The Glamorous Life

  1. After 30 minutes I gave up trying to figure out which one I liked best. They are all great.

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  2. oooh..The eyes have it. She is good !

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  3. It reminds me of Demi Moore’s apartment in St Elmo’s Fire….

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  4. OMG how stunning!! I’m a sucker for watercolours, which most (all?) of these are. The ones with the feathers at the end are just unbelievable. Sigh…

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  5. These are gorgeous. I love the way she uses the liquid quality of the watercolour, the white space, and the bold use of colour. Her love of vivid colour must be a reaction against living in Bury, which is a lovely place but pretty grey. You’ve given me another Instagram artist to follow.

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  6. So glad you did this post!!!

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