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Philip Govedare  Seattle, WA

'Excavation #8'
Oil on canvas
Oil on canvas

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About Philip

Philip Govedare received an MFA from Temple University, Pennsylvania in 1984. Prior to that he studied at San Francisco School of Art.

Govedare uses light, color, texture and other atmospheric techniques deliberately to bestow meaning upon every landscape he paints. His work is a response our uses of the natural world intended to question our ownership of the planet.

The impact of industry on land and sky may be regarded as a deliberate attack, he says, or regarded as merely consequential of human enterprise on a fragile habitat. But his work is not intended to convey doubt and apprehension alone—he describes some of his paintings as celebratory.

Govedare has won numerous grants and prizes including a 2008 Milliman Award. His work has been exhibited across the United States and in Italy.

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"what the heck"

"Beautiful work. The lower one for me makes me think of the human heart and blood with no oxygen amongst other fleeting thoughts about anger and destruction and death. I would love to recreate this in textile art as a wall hanging and juxtapose it with the first one which has a much softer and gentler more calming feel to it."

"Wow.. very Beautiful.. Kinda like what you seen when you are high up in a plane.."

"At first I saw the Sun rise/sun set. Then it made me think deeper. It is not just about now. It can be your future with the tint of our past. Truly made me think!!"

"It's aight."


"Beautiful, really very good work. It appears to be in watercolor, possibly with some opaques, which is what I work in as well. Would love to see more of your works. I like it very much."

"Hiroshima, Nagasaki, japan; 8/6/'45?"

"i love it!"

"Very beautiful work, I assume it is transparent watercolor, possibly opaque. Really would like to see more of this artist's work. Big thumbs up to you guy."

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