Open Studio and Talk: Catherine Goodman

  • Tue 29 May 2018
  • 6.30 – 8 pm

Artist-in-residence Catherine Goodman will be holding an open studio and talk as part of her residency with Hauser & Wirth Somerset at The Maltings studio in Bruton. You are invited to come along to meet her and find out more about the work she has been doing during her stay. Although Goodman is known for her portraits, her practice includes expressionistic landscapes, vigorous sketches and experimental collages; central to her process is the act of drawing from observation, whether from life, objects or the great masters and their works. Goodman trained at London’s Camberwell School of Arts & Crafts, and the Royal Academy Schools, at which she won the Royal Academy Gold Medal in 1987. Her painting of Antony Sutch won First Prize in the BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery in 2002, following which the National Portrait Gallery commissioned Goodman’s painting of Dame Cicely Saunders, for its collection. In 2014 Goodman had a solo exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, titled ‘Portraits from Life’. The National Portrait Gallery acquired her portrait of film director Stephen Frears from this exhibition the following year, for its 20th Century Collection. Goodman has a longstanding academic interest in artists’ development, which led to a strong concern about the increasing absence of observational drawing programmes in contemporary studies. To address this gap in art education, in 2000, Goodman co-founded the Royal Drawing School with HRH The Prince of Wales. She continues in her role as Artistic Director and Academic Board Member and has been a Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order since 2014, for her services to the school. This is a free, drop in event but must be booked in advance Please note, there is no parking on site at The Maltings. The Maltings, West End, Bruton, Somerset BA10 0BB   Header Image: Clare Walsh

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