Winifred Godfrey has been a full time painter for almost 50 years. She is a native of Chicago who studied at the University of Wisconsin in Madison for both her undergraduate and graduate degrees.

She is best known for her large, luminous flower paintings and also has a following for her series of life size paintings of highland Maya from Guatemala. Her exhibit titled “Mayan Procession” includes 14 life size paintings of different groups of Indigenous Maya from a variety of villages in the highlands. Also included are representative textiles, her photos of village life and a unique carpet (Alfombra)made of colored sawdust.

She has exhibited extensively in the United States. For more information please visit her website at

This series of portraits of American indigenous and their head coverings was inspired by attending the Opening of the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC. in 2004. The Opening Ceremonies featured a Grand Procession of various Indigenous groups from the United States and Latin America. Most were wearing traditional dress.” Winifred Godfrey