JP Goodwin

Now on Display: "House Portraits" by JP Goodwin

During the months of May and June 2017, the Goldberg Gallery will host the paintings of J.P. Goodwin. Goodwin has been painting and drawing for over 55 years. She was raised on the ocean in Massachusetts, spending part of each summer in the Mt. Washington Valley since 1950. Goodwin holds degrees in Fine Art, and Residential Design earned at Garland College and the University of Georgia. After working with Interior Designer Frank Barnes on Newbury Street, Boston in the ‘60s, she turned mostly to painting and drawing. As an adjunct faculty member at North Shore Community College, she taught courses such as Everyone Can Draw, Painting With Flowers, and How to Start a Homebased Business for many years. Goodwin has also taught watercolor painting at Marblehead Arts Association in Massachusetts as well as the Mt. Washington Valley.

Over the past 35 years, Goodwin has been associated with three co-op galleries in Marblehead and has just joined ARTWORKS in Chocorua Village, NH. She was President of the MWVArts, and Events Facilitator & Fundraising Chair for the hanging, jurying, and house committees at the Marblehead Arts Association. Goodwin has also been an active exhibiting member of the Lynn Arts and Swampscott Arts Association for many years, where she still coordinates Friday Painter’s Plein Air throughout the summer and facilitates hanging and off-site exhibits year round for the MWVArts.

Relocating to the mountains after a lifetime of painting at the shore has been a fascinating journey for Goodwin due to the changing light that reacts differently in each location. For Goodwin, “It’s all about the patterns of light and shadow.” She paints almost exclusively in the plein air style during the winter — often in fingerless gloves — on the tailgate with the heat running just to catch a scene. Goodwin’s work can be found at the MWVArts New Gallery, The Met Coffeehouse and Gallery, Memorial Hospital, Darby Field Inn, Vintage Frameworks, Artworks in the Valley, and the Glickman Library at the University of Southern Maine. Her oils, watercolors, pastels, graphite and conte drawings can be found in collections in Europe, the Caribbean, Central America, and across the US.

Goodwin is a mother of five, two of whom are stepchildren, and grandmother of sixteen, ranging from age 38 to three-months-old. She lives in Silver Lake, NH in a 200-year-old farmhouse where her studio is located. To learn more about the artist, please visit
The Goldberg Gallery is open to the public and the hours are Sundays - 12:00-4:00 p.m. & 7:30-9:30 p.m.; Monday-Thursday-7:00-5:00 pm & 7:30-9:30 p.m.; Fridays 7-5 p.m.; closed Saturdays.

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