Wodark spent the first ten years of his professional
career in marketing before taking a one-year sabbatical
to travel the world. He returned a changed man, both
personally and professionally. Determined to make what
had been relegated as a hobby into a career, Wodark began
to paint in earnest.
He has found expression
in a vibrant, unique Southwestern style. His use of color
is classic; his technique and use of media is definitely
his own. Wodark's figures are frequently in pairs or
groups evoking the lifestyle of Native American warriors
and the great American cowboy, subjects that provide
endless inspiration to this artist. The rugged individualism
of his subjects and an outlook that life is a great journey
of adventure are themes Wodark relates to and incorporates
time and again with a palette rich in the strong colors
of the southwest.
His fascination with
Native American subjects springs from a shared sense
of values: strong family ties, an innate value of all
things in nature and a perception of life as a magical,
With an economy of
brushstrokes Wodark gives the illusion of remarkably
detailed representational scenes; he favors painting
on wood panel to avoid the added texture a canvas would
create. His particular gift is the unexpected effects
of light captured within his canvases - Wodark's paintings
seem lit from within.
is a passion for art Wodark captures on every canvas,
the same passion that wakes him in the middle of the
night determined to successfully capture the color and
nuance of every vision.