I rediscovered my love for art and found my passion for oil painting after being diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS) and Fibromyalgia in 2005. Having previously worked as an audiologist and later in pharmaceuticals, chronic illness 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. I am inspired by people, music, science fiction, nature and color.
I am primarily self taught, with limited formal training. Based on Curvismo¯, developed by Ricardo, Chavez-Mendez, 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".
Thanks to Teng Tan for belated permission to use the original photo "Rose Close at Heart" http://www.flickr.com/photos/tengtan/ as a reference for my painting "Rose", which I use as my logo for Fine Art by Claudia Goodell.
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