Kathy Good has shown her paintings professionally since 1996 throughout New England.
Kathleen, as I call her, and I first met at 70 Bank Street artists in Waterbury, Connecticut. 70 Bank Street, was a collective of artists of which Georgia Sheron, also in “Crop Circle”, was a co- founder in the early '90's. Kathleen’s earlier work embraced seductive surfaces of refined wax and subtle pigments integrated with delicate layers of embedded text. These mysterious pieces denoted a slow evolving personal history assimilated into her Berkshire Hills subject.
Her recent works are raw perceptual translations of the coastal landscape she currently inhabits in Providence, Rhode Island. Her freshly, vigorous paint handling, provokes transcendental sensory after-images of ocean atmosphere and long low horizons, far different than the close and ethereal woodlands she formally portrayed. These current works indicate an intensity of emotional response to place and the particular poetic nature of its forms.
Kathy Good has been the recipient of several grants and awards from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts and has been included in multiple exhibitions in association with the commission.
She has been a visiting Artist and grant recipient at Weir Farm, Ridgefield Ct. She has been selected for a number of notable exhibitions such as; the “Connecticut Visions” biennial at the Mattatuck Museum of Art, Waterbury CT., Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI., Art of the Northeast, Silvermine Art Gallery, New Canaan, CT., The Bowery Gallery, NYC., and an exhibition of Landscape at The Washington Art Association, Washington Depot, CT, curated by Elizabeth MacDonald and Liz Dexheimer.
Along with interacting visually with the landscape Kathleen is also a master gardener. Kathy writes;
“By observing the continuous transformations of the natural world, as well as the physical act of toiling over perennial beds - life becomes lighter,and sensible”.