Inspired by the landscape and climate change activism Sean Bodley’s work pivots between plein air painting, detailed oil paintings of Pennsylvania’s natural beauty and historical ruins, as well as dark climate change illustrations from imagination. His influences range from master painters (Albrecht Durer, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Hieronymus Bosch) plein air painters (Richard Schmid, Edgar Payne, Monet, Andy Fletcher), activist artists (Favianna Rodriguez, Betsy Damon, The Yes Men, Just Seeds Collective ) and many other amazing artists (Donato Giancola, Greg Manchess, Mark David Gray). Sean is surrounded by a rich community of artists online and in his community that constantly drive and profoundly effect his work.
Sean studied Drawing and Painting at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts, completing his BFA in 2010. In 2011 Sean moved to Lemont, Pennsylvania. There he founded Mount Nittany Studio and works enthusiastically at painting and teaching art.
He lives with his wife and pup on a misty mountain.