Margaret Godfrey’s art has an ambiance about it that makes us feel as though we are a part of the picture, almost more than if we were actually there. We have a wall of Margaret’s art in our living room and it is the only collection that has ever occupied a wall in our home for a long time running. It just makes us feel good! Her work seems always to be from her heart. In none of it is there ever a feeling of having had to work at it; it just flows. Margaret’s work evolves with the same natural grace that makes it so good in the first place. Her ability to apply this kind of magic to such diverse subjects is impressive.
Skip and Camille Thomsen
Margaret’s paintings capture the mood and the movement of a moment. Her bold colors, use of pattern, high contrast, and sharp edges convey a feeling of immediacy, of things about to happen and of confidence. There’s no fuss and rethinking, but rather a sure line and direction. She captures a moment or a scene with a new eye, whether a volcanic landscape, a tangle of tropical foliage or a quiet moment between a mother and her daughter.
Dr. Julie Denslow
Margaret’s art evokes the movements and sensations of every location she visits. Her skill as an artist is rooted in her willingness to try new techniques as she attempts to capture life’s pure moments, wherever they may be found. Her landscapes are as alive as her figures, drawing the viewer into far-flung corners of the world and putting a new lens on familiar sights.
Adrienne van der Valk
I have witnessed Margaret’s work from the very beginning, and I have a number of her paintings from over the years on my walls. I love living with them because they represent a remarkable evolution and speak to our common journey. Her early, more conventional pieces are lovely and comforting. The later works, as she has experimented with geometry, pattern, explosive color, and playfulness remind me that life is about discovery. And what lovely things Margaret leads us to uncover!
Dr. Janice Rutherford