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Lin Goodwin

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Lin has always enjoyed expressing herself through words and pictures until life got in the way. She again took up Art in 2006 due to poor health and disability and uses it as therapy and can only work in short bursts. Self-taught Lin has experimented in various mediums and genres and is a contemporary realist. Most of her work now is done in an armchair with a board across her lap as she is unable to sit at an easel.


She has participated in many international exchanges and has work in the USA, Canada, The Phillipines, Australia, New Zealand, France, Spain and Germany and a few in the UK. She also undertakes pet portrait and vehicle commissions in coloured pencil.


She had her first solo exhibition in 2012 at Bedworth Arts Centre. Lin is a member of the Association of Animal Artists, The Wildlife Art Society International and the UKCPS (UK Coloured Pencil Society) and has assisted with demos at their International Open Exhibition held in 2012 at Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery. She has also had work and articles featured in the UKCPS quarterly magazine Talking Point. She regularly exhibits in the Nuneaton area with Art Alert, including a collection in their town gallery. She has won awards and the Snr Fawcett Trophy with Nuneaton Festival of Arts and promotes coloured pencils as a fine art medium.


Lin is a member of and has exhibited with The Wildlife Arts Society International exhibition at Nature In Art in Gloucestershire and Dudley in 2016.

February 2017

Finches - On archival mountboard. 20" x 16". Pablo and Polychromos pencils. June 2015.
We sat down for coffee and cake at the cafe at Stackpole Quay. Before long these visitors all came across and started to pick up the crumbs from the table. They flitted back and forth between the tables, not afraid of anyone as they chose what to eat from the abundant buffet on plates and trays.

The Little Pink Shop - A3 Winsor & Newton Cartridge Paper. My first completed painting of 2016, started Nov 15, finished Jan 16.
Whilst on a break to Tewksbury last year I spotted this quaint little shop on the hight street. My companion had gone to take some bags to the car leaving me parked up at a coffee shop. I didn't have a sketchbook on me and it was quite busy with school children constantly walking by. Fortunately I had my camera to hand with a zoom. I took several photos. It was an overcast day so I tried to brighten it up when I painted it. I had to play with the crop and this is the best composition i could get to show the crooked nature of the buildings in the street. From the many photos I used these 2 people who were looking as if they were going to go in. I loved how he was checking out the fishing rods while she looked at the furniture.

Heart of the Valkyrie - 18" x 14" on Daler Rowney archival Ivory Mountboard. Caran D'Ache Pablos, Prismacolor and a few Karismas. Finished 24 Jan 2015.
This awesome 2 wheeled monster appeared on a car park at Angle Beach in Pembrokeshire. It was a lovely sunny day and the light bounced off the highly polished chrome. I just couldnt' resist taking photots of it. the red in this is the reflection of my car next to it. There is even a distorted reflection of myself taking the photo hidden in it. I've wanted to do a CP work of an engine for several years but couldn't find the right subject to inspire me. It hs been my intention to create the close up worked and I'd visualised it a fair few years ago.

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