Sheila Goodman’s art background began much the way it does for many young people who love to draw and paint. She attended art school, but chose a career path that would ensure a comfortable living—graphic design. Years working in London design agencies were followed by freelance graphic design and illustration.
Throughout her career she had maintained her interest in painting, and as her day job became more digitized, her interest in fine art began to take over.
“In the last few years I’ve been aiming to simplify all the time,” she says. “That’s my goal, to use color and shape to get my ideas across without too much detail—in short, to be more succinct.”
View some of Goodman’s “simplified” pastel paintings in our online gallery, and read more about the artist in the June 2010 issue of The Pastel Journal.
Pictured: Summer in Provence (11½x13½) by Sheila Goodman
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