Alison Goodwin is a contemporary artist living and working in northern New England. Over the past twenty years Goodwin has created hundreds of works, each revealing the artist's brilliant imagination and aesthetic.
Goodwin's work is informed by a spirituality influenced by her Catholic upbringing. Her figures are often haloed, pious creatures, transcending the human form into divine supernatural beings. Yet, these somewhat erotic figures are often depicted bearing forbidden fruits, recalling passion and fertility. Effectively, they radiate a redeeming and forgiving joy.
Within her work one finds a refreshing faith in humanity and the natural world that brings a sense of passion and whimsy to its soulfulness. This is not unexpected from Goodwin, who seems to find her artistic sense of self in a space between living and dreaming.
Characterized by unruly, saturated, turbulent color, the rejection of natural vistas and skewed perspectives, Goodwin’s work forms a direct link to the revolutionary artists of century-ago Paris known as Fauvists. This group included artists such as Cézanne, Gauguin and Van Gogh, artists whose work was all about emotion and expression.
Goodwin's work is well collected both regionally and internationally.
I personally think these pieces would look great in a contemporary kitchen/dining room or a restaurant/cafe.