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Heavy rain on trees, acrylic on wood panel, 12 x 12 inches square, painted in January of 2022 by Andrea Goodman Do you remember lying on the grass, looking up at clouds drifting past overhead? Or sitting on a log in the woods breathing green, and feeling the texture of tree bark? Or the slippery roundness of rocks under cold feet wading in a river?

I have all those lovely memories of time spent in nature, and as I enjoy reliving them, I think I was often contemplating drawing what I saw at the time I was enjoying the smells and textures of nature. While gazing up at the clouds I was thinking of how to capture that image into my sketchbook, or how to mix that colour of blue with paints, or draw their texture with pencils. So I endeavour to capture a visual image of time spent in nature that evokes textures and the entire sensory experience of outdoors.

Abstract Conceptual Minimalism is one description of my art, but I prefer 'whimsical bohemian doodlish'. I seek to convey an abstract impression of nature. I want to tell a story of a landscape, creature or place in nature. I aspire to create a visual image that can evoke the tactile and aromatic experiences of the natural world hidden in your memories.

Animal Silhouette Series

Doe of the textures of Trees, pen and ink drawing by Andrea Goodman - prints available on Saatch art


Spirit Bear in the colours of Foxglove, animal silhouette series
Prints of my 'Animal Silhouette' Series are now available through Saatchi Art Gallery: https://www.saatchiart.com/andreagoodman

Visit Andrea Goodman's profile on Saatchi Art


Summer 2022

Quilt Collage Series, Rhapsody in Blue quilt pattern, constructed from painted and recycled papers

Quilt Collage Series

Inspired by the quilts made by my great grandmother, and by the collective and collaborative work of early quilt makers; by both the early industrial processing of cotton into fabric and the recycling and reuse of fabrics through the quilt making craft. Quilts speak to me in so many ways. With this series of paper collages using recycled and painted papers I explore the craft and meanings of quilts.

This series is still in the works, but you can see a few more examples on the Collage page.

Spring 2022

Oak and Three Pines, Tree Silhouettes by Andrea Goodman

Silhouettes of Trees

The Silhouette Series expands to include Trees. The Silhouette series was originally a celebration of the creatures of Canada, but it has expanded to include trees as well. A landscape for the creatures to roam.

There are also new Collages for Spring - the Orchard in Bloom series of 4 collages; you can see them on the Collage page, and prints are available on Saatchi too.

Winter 2022

A Tribute to the Mother Tree, a series of three paper collages by Andrea Goodman A new series of collages, called A Tribute to the Mother Tree, inspired by Suzanne Simards book "Finding the Mother Tree" and my own love of the trees I live amongst.

Paper collage is much slower than painting, but despite the challenges to my admitedly somewhat limited patience, I find the process of combining coloured papers in different ways to be very satisfying, and I've described a bit more about my collage creation process here: Collage Process Notes

This is a series of three collages, and prints are available in my Saatchi Gallery

New paintings for winter are on the Paintings page, a seasonally appropriate exploration of rain.

In addition to the rain series, there is also a new series of sunset and dawn cloud silhouette images up in my Saatchi Gallery too!

rain paintings on wood panels by Andrea Goodman

Autumn 2021

New paintings for autumn on the Paintings page, and a new Collage in autumn colours too.


Spring 2021

Silhouette Series, Black and White pen and ink line drawings using the textures of trees to create animal silhouettes

Winter 2021

Grey Winter and Brown Winter, the West Coast Winter series, pen and ink drawings on painted wood panels
Green Winter, the West Coast Winter series

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