Landscapes Near and Far, Art by Sean Bodley
Central Pennsylvania artist Sean Bodley’s complex, riveting paintings instantly reveal that he draws inspiration from everywhere:
“I go out into nature and paint en plein air to study color, landscape, and motion. From the figure I learn about form, anatomy, and the human spirit…[I am] inspired by all the things I love to read: history, the news, non-fiction, and endless feeds of the internet. I pull inspiration from meditation, video games, and all the wonderful artists I encounter.”
Alive to so many currents, he expresses himself in numerous ways, including painting, game design, illustration, and graphic design. He describes himself as “constantly seeking to expand what I create,” mentioning work in oil, acrylic, water color, drawing media and modeling clay as “just the beginning for future projects.”
Born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin, Bodley later moved to Milwaukee to study Drawing. He earned his BFA in Drawing and Painting from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts in 2010. In 2011 he relocated to Lemont, where he founded the Mount Nittany Studio and continues to enthusiastically paint, chop wood, and make video games.
Participation in the art community is also important to Bodley, and he regularly teaches drawing, participates in art events, and exhibits his work throughout the area.