I rediscovered my love for art and found my passion for oil painting after being diagnosed with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) and Fibromyalgia in 2005. Having previously worked as an audiologist and later in pharmaceuticals, chronic disease forced me to abandon my career to stay home and rest. What I didn't know was that a new opportunity was blooming.
During this challenging period of change I was encouraged by my son-in-law, a very talented artist, to "just paint", but shortly thereafter we lost him to suicide. Having inherited the contents of his studio, his influence is present in my work. In the early years of learning to cope with all the loss and limitations that came with this chronic disease I felt a strong inner urge to create with my hands, and then there was this visceral change, as though my processing shifted from left to right brain, a sort of internal leveling.
Creating images is a long and mindful practice for me. My inspiration comes from conversations, music, science fiction, nature and color, and through art I am healing.
I am primarily self-taught, with limited formal training. Based on Curvismo, developed by Ricardo, Chavez-Mendez, and through his mentorship for 7 years I have recently found a new sense of liberation in my creativity, and my new style is emerging. This process has enriched my developmental process greatly. Art is my new focus, and so I "just paint".
To contact me privately please click on email link found in the upper right corner of my home page or through the contact link found below the list price for each piece that is available as an original while you are viewing. You may also contact me through claudiagoodell.blogspot.com
2016 Member Rio Grande Art Association