Friday, December 6th 2019 - Saturday, January 4th 2020
Join us for a sumptuous evening of European Interiors, new artwork by Lindsay Goodwin, at a reception Friday, Dec. 6, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Experience Old World elegance and charm in these paintings of storied chateaux, restaurants and hotels on the First Friday ArtWalk and meet the artist.
During the summer, Lindsay and her family travel Europe. This past summer they toured parts of England, Belgium, France, Germany, Austria, Italy and Switzerland. Lindsay said she was always willing to follow a lead if she got a tip on a great interior, one with the ambience only age can bestow. All of her paintings depict real places, so viewers may recognize places they’ve been, or would like to go. When she returns home, she heads to her studio to reconstruct the rooms in oil on canvas, from the table settings to the tapestries.
A passionate devotee of capturing spontaneous romanticism, Lindsay is a treasured discovery among the next generation of fine artists. Lindsay creates gradations of tonal balance on her canvases; equilibriums evident when the viewer recognizes the artful juxtapositions of warms and cools. Her fascination for capturing the historical moment of interiors from Paris to Boston reflects our own human desire for beauty in our lives and for bringing the elegance of historical splendor into our homes.
Born and raised in Topanga, California, Lindsay had her initial fine art training at O'Neill's Fine Arts in Malibu. Following instruction under Katie O’Neill, Lindsay enrolled at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
On her way to a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Lindsay gained invaluable artistic knowledge as a student of Craig Nelson. Lindsay has incorporated Nelson’s utilization of rapid oil studies into her own methodology. She paints alla prima, Italian for “at first attempt,” also called a wet-on-wet technique. This allows her to work anywhere on the canvas at any time during the process. She will even work through the night to complete a painting from start to finish. She believes that by setting a time limit to her canvas, she sharpens nearly every aspect of her work, including perspective, tonality, and most importantly, atmosphere. During her final semester at the Academy of Art University, Lindsay was chosen as one of the top emerging artists among her graduating class.
Now an established artist with talent she continues to hone, Lindsay’s following also continues to grow.
Her awards and press coverage include:
In 2018, she was awarded the National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society 2018 Best of America Competition Merit Award for Glow of Provence, Avignon (Oil, 30” x 40”).
She was the winner of the Oil Painters of America 2017 National Juried Competition Exhibition Still Life Award of Excellence for Belle Epoque Paris (Oil, 40” x 30”).
Lindsay received an Honorable Mention Award from Oil Painters of America for her painting, Light on Copper from her 2012 Spring Online Showcase.
In December 2008, Goodwin was showcased in American Art Collector’s largest feature article to date, with an eight-page spread of her solo exhibition that year.
One of her most-sought after recognitions was her inclusion in Southwest Art magazine’s annual “Top 21 Artists under 31” spread in their September 2005 issue.