Gary Goodman is a painter, printmaker and poet. His imagery is resoundingly direct, unbothered by artistic self-consciousness and politeness; unrefined, unmannerly yet sensitive. He simply wishes to say ‘hello’ to the world as it passes him by.
Gary has exhibited his paintings and prints and has performed his poetry around the world: from the frozen wastes of Norway and Alaska down to the warmth of New Zealand and the Southern States of USA.
He is a featured artist in books about Printmaking and Painting and has also appeared in various poetry anthologies.
For the past 23 years Gary has taught on a variety of courses at various universities and colleges and continues to run workshops in printmaking, drawing and painting. He also organizes spoken word, music and performance events under the heading Everybody's Got To Be Somewhere.
He works from his shed at the end of the garden in Sussex.
As Professor Michael Tucker remarked, “There is a good deal of the shamanic in Goodman”. Fellow artist Billy Childish thinks “Gary Goodman belongs to a rare breed of artists who find freedom through limitation; Gary Goodman values art over egotism”. Renowned art critic Norbert Lynton on seeing Gary's work said, “Far from brutal, Goodman's way of painting is highly poetic”.