About Steffi / Artist Statement

Stephanie Goddard, Artist

b. London, England, 1961

As an accomplished painter spanning over 30 years, with a catalogue of private and corporate collectors, I have collaborated on corporate installations, organised many art projects for schools and art groups and I have led fundraising art projects for charity events.  I have exhibited in both joint and solo exhibitions since the year 2000.

I absolutely love colour and texture and it is at the core of all my work, whether a landscape, seascape, abstract piece, LoveHug or contemporary female face. I work in mixed media including oils, acrylics and watercolour, incorporating many textures and glazes, collage, organic matter such as rose petals, mushroom spores, beach flotsam, leaves and the natural earth. I use bold colours and brave brushstrokes with paint spattering and drips, which give a contemporary and expressionist look to my work, sometimes bordering on the abstract, but I always try to reflect the beauty of the living world and the people in it.  I enjoy to work in my studio, where you will find me on a daily basis having ‘conversations with colour’, or out on location in nature painting what surrounds me in my own individual way.

Artist Statement – ‘It is important to remember how beautiful our natural world is and I take my inspiration from everything I see around me, expressing this through the medium of paint. My work incorporates many textures and paint mixes including glazes, gold leaf and sometimes organic textures, I am totally inspired by the realities and wonders of nature. I see everything in bright vivid colour and paint with an expressionist element, sometimes verging on the abstract, making my work vibrant and exciting, culminating in a unique and unmistakable style.  I often paint ‘en plein air’ and when I am painting, I aim to capture the feeling and the beauty that I find in nature by painting not only what I see, but also what I feel. Colours are like words to me’.

Solo, Collaborative and Mixed Exhibitions Since 2000

2000 Open Studios, Reading, Berkshire
2001 The Farnborough Air Show, Farnborough, Hampshire – solo exhibition
2002 Luscious Art Gallery, Gallery Inauguration, Windsor, Berkshire
2003 TRIO, Englefield Green, Surrey
2003 Invitation to Art, Warfield, Berkshire – solo exhibition
2003 The Luscious Art Gallery, Windsor – solo exhibition
2004 The Line and the Colour, Eton, Berkshire
2005 Rise Phoenix, London
2005 High Wycombe Gallery, Buckinghamshire – solo exhibition
2005 Artist Open Studios, Windsor, Berkshire
2005 Windsor Contemporary Art Fair
2006 Blue Tulip Gallery, Windsor, Berkshire – solo exhibition
2006 Richard Caddle Exhibition in private residence
2006 Stoke Poges Art Fair, Buckinghamshire
2006 Artist Open Studios, Windsor, Berkshire
2006 Windsor Contemporary Art Fair
2007 Greenham Art Fair, Greenham, Berkshire
2007 Artists Open Studios, Windsor, Berkshire
2007 Windsor Contemporary Art Fair, Windsor, Berkshire, UK
2008 Andaluza-Rural, Alcala la Real, Spain – solo exhibition
2009 Palacio de Museo, Alcala la Real, Spain – solo exhibition
2009 Galleria Abades 48, ‘Mujere’ Seville, Spain
2009 International Marbella Art Fair, Marbella, Spain
2010 Cortijo Las Salinas, Sabariego, Spain
2011 FIARTE, La Churiana, Granda, Spain
2011 ‘Colours are like words to me’, Alcala la Real, Spain – solo exhibition
2012 Collaborative Exhibition, Axarquia Artists, Frigiliana, Spain
2012 ‘Mujeres’, Macarena, Granada, Spain
2012 FIARTE, La Churiana, Granada, Spain
2013 ARTESUR – Travelling exhibition throughout Southern Spain
2013 Permanent Exhibition – Tula Wellbeing Centre, Ascot, Berkshire, UK
2014 FIARTE, La Churiana, Granada, Spain
2015 FIARTE, La Churiana, Granada, Spain
2016 DNA of Artists, Granada, Spain
2017 La Azucarera, Motril, Spain

2019 Blue Bay Gallery, Spain

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