What Inspires Me - Georgia Sanford

My narrative paintings often have mythological type themes. The Return of The Goddess portrays a man bringing the earth to the Goddess to be healed with her nurturance and compassion. Below her kneels a man in a mood of contrition, a gun beside him with which he killed the man lying beneath him. A mother crouches over her baby, trying to protect him from violence. The girl putting flowers into the barrel of her brother’s gun holds hope for a future of peace.

Ceres Reaping The Sun King shows the Goddess at harvest time. According to ancient legends, her consort, the Sun King, sacrifices himself that life may go on. He will be reborn at the Winter Solstice.

Bathing in Sacred Waters envisions people on a quest who have come upon a grotto with a waterfall. They feel the water flows from a divine source.

I am inspired by myths, by neopagan concepts of communion with nature spirits, by the resurgence of the Goddess, and by the journeys we all take in our nocturnal underworlds.

Most of my paintings are of nude figures in imaginary landscapes. I love the human body, so I render anatomy with careful draftsmanship. My goal is always to express an idea, to tell a story.

Let me share my images by stopping at catalog location 59 or my website.

The Return of The Goddess
Bathing in Sacred Waters
Ceres Reaping The Sun King
The Return of The Goddess
The Return of The Goddess
Bathing in Sacred Waters
Bathing in Sacred Waters
Ceres Reaping The Sun King
Ceres Reaping The Sun King