HEIDI GOODYEAR

Wonderwall
Wonderwall

oil on canvas 48 x 40

Spring Tides
Spring Tides

oil on canvas 40 x 48 inches (framed)

After the Kiss
After the Kiss

oil on canvas 46 x 40 inches (framed)

Evidence
Evidence

oil on canvas 48 x 40 inches (framed)

Efflorescence
Efflorescence

oil on canvas 36 x 36 inches (framed)

Desert lost & Found
Desert lost & Found

oil on canvas 26 x 22 inches (framed)

Coil
Coil

oil on canvas 30 x 30 inches (framed)

Eddy
Eddy

oil on canvas 42 x 50 inches (framed)

Prehistories
Prehistories

oil on canvas 24 x 22 inches (framed)

The Time Traveler
The Time Traveler

oil on canvas 34 x 36 inches (framed)

Fable
Fable

oil on canvas 28 x 22 inches (framed)

In the Meantime
In the Meantime

oil on canvas 24 x 22

Grounding
Grounding

oil on canvas 32 x 36 inches (framed)

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In my paintings, I set out to investigate my interest in symbols, languages, maps, cryptography, mark making, talismans, beliefs, and what is left behind and carried forward. I paint from an instinctive place that is propelled by discovery rather than a plan, and that seeks an unfolding rather than an end goal.

 

Through color, texture, and mark making I am exploring how messy and how beautiful things can get. The layers of paint and the marks within those layers are representative of the way things grow and transform, of shifting relationships and complex stories—just as in life. And, through the medium of paint, my intention is to let go of what I thought I knew and unearth a world where beauty may look different than I initially imagined or expected, and where meaning is unfixed.

 

By allowing and encouraging things to be considered in a new way, there is an opportunity to treasure the unknown and to find excitement and perhaps even comfort in the mystery. And that opportunity and mystery is not only mine. Each time the painting is viewed, new layers surface. We are inclined to imbue meaning that evolves from our human tendency to tell stories and embrace beauty—even in what may seem abstract.

 

 Heidi Goodyear lives and paints in Santa Fe, New Mexico. 

 

 

 

EDUCATION

1990     B.F.A., Ithaca College, NY

EXHIBITIONS

 

2017    JFD Gallery, Santa Fe NM, Group Show

2016    JFD Gallery, Santa Fe NM, Group Show

1999 – 2007

Canyon Road Contemporary Art, Santa Fe NM, One Person Show

   

1998    Canyon Road Contemporary Art, Santa Fe NM, Group Show

             Fisher Gallery, Albuquerque NM, Group Show

             Edible, Santa Fe NM, One Person Show

             Santa Fe Baking Co, Santa Fe NM, One Person Show

1997     Edible, Santa Fe NM, Group Show

1996     Reddad Le Petit Musee, New York NY, Group Show

1993     Zia, Santa Fe NM, Two Person Show

1992     Zia, Santa Fe NM, Group Show

1991     Café Decadence, Ithaca NY, One Person Show

1990     Handwerker Gallery, Ithaca NY, Senior Thesis Exhibition

 

             Café Decadence, Ithaca NY, One Person Show