laurie goddard

laurie goddard

Shelburne Falls, MA, United States

About laurie goddard

I was trained as a printmaker but now am almost exclusively a painter, non-representational, color driven and expressive. My work intentionally is process driven, calculated and methodical. I am always interested in the edges, the quiet areas that one notices later, after the impact of the color has receded. I use a lot of metal leaf usually with patinas, glossy acrylic mediums and matte texture aggregates are all part of my arsenal, not a lot of rulers or tape or months of contemplation. It is active and messy in my studio, loud and yet quiet.....a stream is behind the studio, 2 rivers across the field and dog and cat are always present. They all contribute in their way. All my colors are complex, tertiary or beyond. I never work from photographs, I just like to look a little longer....I look a lot at the sky, the clouds and their effect on above and below, and what lies between.
My studio is in a converted 5 stall dairy barn in the foothills of the Berkshires, surrounded by wind, water, wonder and wildlife. I am also the founder/owner of a small gallery called Echo in Shelburne Falls, MA.
Among other fine institutions, I am in the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
I exhibit and teach internationally, and am inspired locally. I paint every day (unless I am at a show), and it is evidently the best thing to do in life. I feel blessed and obsessed.


BFA Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, Printmaking
study with Bill Walton, Chuck Fallon, Tom Chimes and Chen Lok Lee


2009 American Artist Abroad, US State Dept. Bahrain and Saudi Arabia
2013 American Artist Abroad, US State Dept. Riyadh and Jeddah
2015 American Artist Abroad, US State Dept. Bahrain
2017 Hampden Gallery, UMASS Amherst, solo show
titled 'On My Hands and Knees'
100 Hours in the Woodshed,
invitational collage marathon,
North Adams, MA, Feb. 2017


The Other Art Fair, Brooklyn, NY,
Hampden Gallery, UMASS Amherst, MA
Hewar Gallery, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Galatea Fine Arts, Boston
NY Contemporary Art Fair 2012
Carver Hill Gallery, Rockland, ME
Powers Gallery, Acton, MA
Hoadley Gallery, Lenox, MA
Left Bank Gallery, Wellfleet and Orleans, MA
Lyons View Gallery, Knoxville TN
Redmond/Bennett Gallery, Dublin NH