Carolyn Goodenough's Portrait Photo

Carolyn Goodenough's

I was born in San Francisco in 1945 and spent my childhood exploring the cities, suburbs and wild places of the western states. Observation of people, animals and natural beauty around me, combined with my imagination, provided me with a sense of spiritual wonder.

One of my first memories of painting was in the fourth grade when I painted a picture of a dog in a heart for the “Be Kind To Animals Week” poster contest. Throughout my life I have always paid attention to, and been interested in creative endeavors.

In the summer of 1993, at the age of 47, I began to draw with large watercolor markers. Then at a Painting Experience Workshop Intensive in San Francisco with Stewart Cubley and Michelle Cassou, I began to paint.

It was then that I knew that painting was a very satisfying medium for me. It enabled me to work in an intuitive manner with lots of bright colors and a sense of life energy. Since then I have made it a point to paint as often as possible.

As I paint, I am most often drawn to a stippling approach, feeling each dot as life energy. Cross cultural icons, images, people, animals and trees show up in my work. Circles and geometric shapes appear as I enjoy the sense of wholeness, unity and well being that they create. Because my painting process is an intuitive one, it is always an adventure, and it is with a sense of curiosity that I work.

If you would like to be notified when I have shows, please send me a message at the address listed below. Thank you! #:>)