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.
All images property of Kimberly Godfrey, used with permission.