Gretchen Woodman is an acrylic, watercolor artist creating contemporary, representational narrative paintings by using animals of all kinds, and human objects that often appear juxtaposed.
Inspirations: Books: The Animal Side, by Jean Christophe Bailley, The Spell of the Sensuous, by David Abram. Artists: Walton Ford, Clare Benson, Nick Brandt, Terry Evans.
Education: University of NH, BFA NH Institute of Art, MFA.
Biography: Gretchen Woodman has been fascinated with animals her whole life. She carries a deep concern for other living beings, which inspires her interest in the field of Human-Animal studies. Woodman is a contemporary realist whose drawings and paintings represent the enigma of the human-animal relationship. Sometimes humorous, but more often serious, her work leans toward the side of the animal. Gretchen prefers to isolate her animal subjects in a simple color field to draw attention to the animal subject. Her new work includes more objects to accompany animals in fictitious spaces.