I'm Lee Goodwin- artist, lover, free-spirit.
Born and raised in Westford, Massachusetts, I knew since 3rd grade that I wanted to be an artist. Pursing art school, I studied painting at New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, NH. I then transferred to Westfield State University, Westfield, MA, where I earned a BA in Art, Spring 2014, Summa Cum Laude.
Painting is my primary creative outlet, but my studio is always filled with ongoing projects of all different varieties. My hobbies include jewelry making, sewing patchwork, up-cycling and tattooing. I love to try new things and challenge myself to create everyday.
Adventures are my favorite- hiking, festivals, road trips, live music; all kinds of fun activities! Someday I hope to have a small sustainable farm. I live a simple life, focusing on health and family. Most recently, I have left New England, where I refocused my art career in 2017. I currently travel the US living in a 1982 VW Vanagon with my partner, Andy, and dog, Skor. I have my first solo art exhibit coming up in June 2019 at the Parish Center for the Arts in my hometown of Westford, MA and will be spending the year preparing for that.
I'm available! Ready, willing and able to work in most any creative environment. Interested in becoming integrated into the local art community and fostering a passion for the arts in such a setting.
Thanks for visiting! --Love and light--
Westfield State University, Westfield Ma
January 2014, Summa Cum Laude
Bachelor of Arts, Major in Fine Art- Arts Education Concentration
Honors, Kappa Pi Fraternity Member, 1st Place Printmaking Student Show 2013
Massachusetts MTEL Exams
Communication and Literacy Skills: Reading and Writing Spring 2013
Sample Courses Taken:
-Art Education, Art Education Curriculum, Art Methods and Materials
-Students with Learning Disabilities, Multicultural Education, Psychology
-Painting, Drawing, Illustration, 3D Design/Sculpture, Color Theory, Anatomy, Ceramics, Image Editing, Printmaking
"Wise Woman" by Lucille Moore
"I knew a Wise Woman and she said to me,
That the river would mold me, And the wild wind would cool me.
That the trickster the coyote, He would fool me.
That father Sun would warm me, Mother Earth would clothe me,
Grandmother Moon would greet me And of the old ways she would teach me.
Wise woman, she told me,
To always walk lightly, Tread the earth ever gently,
Lovingly, so preciously And take from her sparingly.
She said, to share with others What you have learned from me.
Be still and breathe, ever patiently,
For the web of life Has woven what is to be,
But you must still chose Your own path, you will see.
And lastly, the wise woman said to me,
To listen to the wise oneThat dwells within me.
To walk my path in balance Is too be free.
More than just words,
So mote it be"...