Fabulous Frames & Art is well-known for a vast selection of framed and unframed prints, by renowned artists such as Charley Harper and John Ruthven. But, did you know that we also carry copper sculptures by Lexington-based Woody Woodill? Woodill’s abstract pieces are wall-hung and almost two-dimensional, resembling paintings more than sculpture. Their textures and colors are breathtakingly rich; stop by our downtown gallery to see Woodill’s work in person!
Woody Woodill lives in Lexington, Kentucky. His colorful sculptural copper paintings are created using a proprietary process developed over years of experimentation. As a self-taught artist, Woody Woodill has developed a style that can truly be described as unique. The appeal of his creations transcends traditional artistic categories, making his paintings equally at home in a courtyard garden as well as a fine art gallery. Woody Woodill credits his success to three things: skill, inventiveness and accessibility.
“When it comes to skill, I am a traditionalist. Skill takes time to develop and is not easily imitated. Interesting art is not always the result of skilled work but skilled work is always interesting.”
“Inventiveness requires a carefree attitude. The trick is to not let yourself be awed by works of the masters and at the same time don’t be afraid to duplicate a color scheme from a magazine ad.”
“Art is for everyone. I am glad when a critic says something pleasant about my art, but I know I’ve done my job when a child stops and stares.”
Woody Woodill enjoys the personal connections that develop between the artist and the art lover. For Woody, art is most valuable as a medium that allows us to reach out. His hope is that by appreciating art, humans can grow in appreciation of each other.