Galen Garwood’s work reveals the uncanniness of the ordinary world, how strange the actual can be when seen by eyes and a heart and a mind responsive to its mysteries. His is an art of extraordinary control and dexterity, yet it allows at every moment for the gifts of chance.  It reads the world as if it were composed, exposed in signs, by its own calligraphy. It perceives how a stone flows or rushing water can be hard as rock.  Above all, it is beautiful, as trees are most beautiful when, after rain, wind blows through them and their leaves shimmer with light. Peter Weltner

A consummate world-class artist, Galen Garwood’s paintings and photographs are meditations and explorations that attain harmonic balance and truth in motion, infused with astonishing awareness of color and perpetual energy generated by dark and light. Life within these evocative works emanates from a fleeting, ceaseless center, and their vulnerability and compassion, their fearlessness and wisdom, reside within us. William O’Daly