Ardith Goodwin

When one considers the life of a creative, they must consider the journey that Ardith Goodwin has walked. Despite years of challenging medical issues, Ardith took her love of imagination, writing, and a drive as an auto-didact to teach herself how to paint, how to manipulate a marking tool, and how to move a line with color and passion. Being raised in the Deep South impacted her creativity a great deal and she taps into that source through her paintings and writings. Her vivid imagination combined with her love of figures has evolved into a body of work wrapped around a magical world: The Land of Ardithian, as well as an energetic span of complete abstraction and sports art.

As an artist, Ardith views her scope of focus a bit differently than most. Mastery of craft to her is using her technical framework across any subject matter, but primarily figures, abstracts, and sports.  It doesn't come from painting the same thing in the same palette many different ways. Instead, she uses fractured line, dynamic movement, transparent layers, complexity, and story, to create a visual language that for her, transcends subject matter. Combined that with a vivid imagination and her passion for color, this colorist chooses not to limit her chroma scope but expand on it, always pushing her use of color, or lack of it, to new heights.

Ardith combines her love of writing and educating with a self-taught passion for art and has been a professional artist for the past 15 years. Despite facing life changing orthopedic challenges, Ardith holds true to her faith and the belief that no matter what challenge life throws her way, nothing will quench her spirit to continue creating, sharing, and inspiring. With joyful determination, she shares her love of art with children and adults through local, national,  and online classes and actively promotes the lifestyle of moving through life as a creative.