New Eyes

November 10th, 2011

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes
but in having new eyes.
Marcel Proust

Seeing the world through the eyes of another opens up new horizons. The art of Woody Gwynn offers a clear view into the distance.

A year ago I had the good fortune to visit the studio of Woody Gwyn during Galisteo, New Mexico’s open studio weekend. What a pleasure to enter into his creative space. I have known Woody’s work for years but never met him before. He is calm, introspective and well read. During the visit he was easy-going and accessible, sharing his thoughts and processes as we strolled around his two painting studios in a beautiful old adobe home in Galisteo.

Woody focuses on focus.
The details of his landscapes are painstakingly precise, pulsing with light and energy. Each pebble, wave crest or blade of grass is vividly rendered. He offers us an ultra-realistic portrayal of perfection with a sense of suspended serenity.

It’s interesting to see an artist’s palette. Woody uses disposable palettes, mixing his colors in small batches.

To see more of Woody’s work head on over to LewAllen Galleries either in Santa Fe’s Railyard, or near the Plaza. Or you can delve into an introduction at Woody’s website.

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