Geoffrey Houghton, East Windsor

<img height="102" hspace="5" width="80" align="left" src="http://media.trb.com/media/alternatethumbnails/photo/2008-05/38898196-15123316.jpg" /> <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100202090000" title="East Windsor" href="/topic/us/connecticut/hartford-county/east-windsor-PLGEO100100202090000.topic">East Windsor</a> resident Geoffrey Houghton, who created the artwork on this week's iTOWNS cover, is a self-taught artist. He paints with a strong interest in playful and colorful watercolor illustrations that create a sense of days gone by.
His latest series, inspired by the elongated features of <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id=" PEHST001366" title="Amedeo Modigliani" href="/topic/arts-culture/amedeo-modigliani-PEHST001366.topic">Amedeo Modigliani</a>'s style of painting, incorporates the use of a Siamese cat (appropriately named "Modi") who lived in the latter part of the Industrial Revolution. The Modi character has a great fascination for two-wheeled bicycles such as the High Wheeler and routinely fights his battle of depression and mundane career as a carriage wheel maker.
 Much like Houghton's longing to remain artistically creative, Modi finds comfort in designing and building "cat-powered" machines at the peak of the bicycle craze.  To see more of Houghton's work, go to <a href="http://www.geoffreyhoughton.com">http://www.geoffreyhoughton.com</a>.
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( May 18, 2008 )

East Windsor resident Geoffrey Houghton, who created the artwork on this week's iTOWNS cover, is a self-taught artist. He paints with a strong interest in playful and colorful watercolor illustrations that create a sense of days gone by. His latest series, inspired by the elongated features of Amedeo Modigliani's style of painting, incorporates the use of a Siamese cat (appropriately named "Modi") who lived in the latter part of the Industrial Revolution. The Modi character has a great fascination for two-wheeled bicycles such as the High Wheeler and routinely fights his battle of depression and mundane career as a carriage wheel maker. Much like Houghton's longing to remain artistically creative, Modi finds comfort in designing and building "cat-powered" machines at the peak of the bicycle craze. To see more of Houghton's work, go to http://www.geoffreyhoughton.com.

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