Artist • Designer

Phil Godenschwager

Life in The Green Mountain State




Guangzhow, China: traveling to southeast China in early September as a touch-up artist with the installation team from Advanced Animations of Stockbridge, Vermont. I have been working with them on a freelance basis since early spring. The company has designed and fabricated 20 animated characters and shows for a "Halloween", haunted fun house being constructed at the Chime Long resort amusement park. We will be on site for approximately 20 days. The show opens in October.

Chevy and Jayni Chase, Bedford, N.Y.: Home renovation project. In this essentially whole house redo, we have turned and unused inside swimming pool into a new family- great room, added a second floor over the space with a new master bath and walk-in closet. The kitchen has been completely redesigned and a new mud-room added to the side entrance. The entire second floor has been reconfigured with the bedrooms rearranged, three new bathrooms and a guest room as well as a new stair access to the attic space. The drawings are complete, the permits acquired and construction slated to begin in the next few weeks.


Brookfield Congregational Church: Currently restoring the first of six nine foot high Queen Anne style windows which were originally built in the 1840's. The frames where stripped to the bare wood, repaired where necessary and all broken glass replaced. All new re-glazing and several coats of oil based paint applied. In the redo - the original colors were discovered and the windows brought back to their original look. New mahogany exterior storm windows are in the planning stages to protect the windows for the long haul.

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Phil is a multi-faceted artist with a background in drawing, design and sculpture having more than 35 years working in the art and design fields. He has operated from his studio, Atlantic Art, Glass and Design in Randolph, Vermont since 1988. His work often deals with social and political issues, current events and observations about everyday life.
 
Growing up in a military family, he moved more than a dozen times before graduating from high school. The experience gave him a unique perspective on the variety of cultures in the world as well as the innumerable number of ways one might see any situation. This perspective continues to inform his art to this day. He have become the consummate observer. His job as an artist is to see and respond and hopefully to open the doors to communication in the process.


Phil had the unique experience of learning to paint from a kindly Japanese teacher in the Philippines at the age of 8 and to draw from life on the steps of the Acropolis while in high school in Athens Greece. Drawing was always the one constant that traveled with him as he grew up. He graduated with honors in art from Fort Knox high school in Kentucky, received his BFA in Graphic Design from Ohio University and his MFA from Vermont College of Norwich University, with an emphasis on glass as a medium for sculpture.


Phil has, during his career, designed packages for Procter and Gamble, Rock-n-Roll concert posters, Auto shows for Chrysler, restored a turn of the century amusement park in Pennsylvania, designed numerous wood and gas stoves in Vermont, art directed a 30' clock tower for FAO Schwarz in NYC, designed and built the world's second largest Kaleidoscope, installed amusement rides in Japan, and instructed an Italian company how to make 3-D animatronic characters. He has taught continuing education classes to adults in stained glass fabrication and architectural board drafting to college freshmen. He has illustrated for magazines and designed several houses. In short, a life lived making art. He hope to continue to do so for the rest of my days. What more could anyone ask for?


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Phillip Godenschwager
3319 Fish Hill Rd  

Randolph VT 05060 US

pgodenschwager@yahoo.com