Gigi Godfrey is an artist living on Bainbridge Island. She describes her artwork as an expression of her inner feelings ranging from contemplation to whimsy to just pure joy. She is drawn to subjects displaying some sort of rhythm—whether in the way the light patterns form, the shapes link together, or the weaving of color harmony. Gigi is happiest with her work when she stays loose with the brush and leaves unfinished work show through—creating a trail of the evolution. Color and texture are the real appeal for Gigi and she enjoys using many different tools—brushes, palette knives, scrapers—to create interest in the work. When searching for the right color value and temperature, Gigi tends to leave all the marks on the final work, showing the decision process, which she calls “painting out loud.” Using oil paints or gouache, Gigi takes on whatever “speaks” to her. This might be an outdoor landscape, a still-life display, a personal photograph, or even an octopus at the local aquarium.