About Michael Godard
Oh My God…ard! are usually the first words out of people’s mouths when they view Michael’s works. From the mind of an artist who does not drink, comes his vision of fun that fits most people’s lifestyles.
“My daughter was in a coma for two months from a very rare type of pneumonia. I was at her bedside every day until she woke up. During the months of rehabilitation that it took for her to learn how to walk and talk again, I needed something to pick up my spirits. This is how I created my “Don’t Drink and Draw” series.”
“I am not a drinker, (some people call me a cheap date) as after one drink I’m under the table looking at the gum stuck there! But I love the fun of drinking, and all of the little things that go in and around drinks. Martini’s are a special favorite of mine to paints, as there are thousands of different ways that people take a drink that is basically pure alcohol!”
Michael grew up in Las Vegas near the Nevada Test Site, which is probably where he gets the twisted visions that he paints. He is widely recognized as one of the most versatile artists of our time. Michael was the first California artist commissioned to do “Cows on Parade” that was featured on Oprah. He has also appeared on ABC, NBC, OCN, KOCE, KCET, Evening Magazine, and the Christopher Lowell Show on the Discovery Channel. He was commissioned by the Double Platinum Rock Band “Dishwalla” to do the cover of their third album “Opaline.” Mike’s works can be found in numerous selected art galleries, homes and businesses throughout the US and Japan, and many celebrities like Arnold Schwarzenegger own his pieces.
Although the themes vary, Godard’s art changes the face of even the most traditional subjects, creating mood and mystery on canvas, that at times are painted so realistically you feel as though the subjects will reach out and touch you. Godard finds a unique way of unfolding this delicate balance of texture, color, technique, realism, humor and imagination to evoke drama and emotion.
No matter what the subject, from crocodiles cruising convertibles, olives jumping in martinis, to grapes chasing corks, one thing gallery owners and the public agrees on, “Michael Godard’s paintings are incredible!”