Amy Goodman Biography Following a BA (Hons) degree in Fine Art, Amy Goodman has become an established sculptor and portrait artist specialising in her unique style of welded steel, bronze sculpture, and a variety of 2D work. Her work is exhibited in many well respected shows and galleries throughout the UK, Europe and Kuwait. She exhibited work with the S.E.A (Society of Equestrian Artists) at the Mall Galleries, London, in July 2006.
Amy has undertaken some notable commissions including portraits of ex-England cricketer Robin Smith, a bronze bust of the late Graham Hill and has just completed six sculptures depicting footballers’ (United Legends) in action for a new hospitality suite at Old Trafford, home of Manchester United F.C.
“As long as I can remember I have drawn and sculpted animals, particularly horses. I studied art at A-level and then went on to do a degree course in Fine Art, where I discovered welding and sculpture on a larger scale, a challenge I relish. The character and movement of the subject matter are very important to me - a few strokes of paint, or a few lines of steel can say so much.”
“After winning a student prize at my Degree Show in 1997, my work was exhibited at the ‘On-Line Gallery’ in Southampton. This then led on to the Hampshire Sculpture Trust inviting me to have a solo exhibition at its Winchester headquarters. This happened the following January and was extremely well received.”
“I like working in different mediums. As well as my life-size welded steel pieces I enjoy bronze and resin, drawing, painting and commissioned work of people and animals. I have also taken part in various group exhibitions throughout the UK and had a solo show at the elegant Napier Gallery in Jersey- Summer of 2000. This show was inspired by a six month spell working at a lodge on the edge of the wonderful HwangeNational Park in Zimbabwe.”
In 2001 Amy had a solo exhibition in London at the Saray Gallery in St. James’s, followed by other exhibitions at Gallery 28, Cork Street and The Air Gallery in Dover Street.”
August 2004 saw the opening of her solo exhibition "Amy à Eymet" at the Café des Arts in SW France followed by exhibitions in Villeneuve sur Lot; the latest of which took place at the prestigious 'Haras National' (National Stud of France) in September 2005. After a successful equestrian exhibition at the 'hotArt' gallery, in Knutsford, March 2006, Amy was later selected to show work at the S.E.A. exhibition in London.
Recently Amy won a prize in the sculpture category of the renowned "Au Fil de l'Art" at Puy-l'Evêque in France.
Amy's work has also been shown in ‘Country Life’ magazine as well as ‘The Times’, ‘Cheshire Life’, ‘Manchester Evening News’ and local press.
2005 2004 2001 2000 1998
2002-2007 2004-2006 2002 2001
BA (Hons) Degree in Fine Art Southampton Institute, East Park Terrace, Southampton
BTEC National Diploma in General Art and Design (Distinction Awarded) Basingstoke College of Technology
‘Haras National’ - Villeneuve (one of the National Studs of France) ‘Amy à Eymet’ - Café des Arts, Eymet, France ‘Menagerie’ - Saray Gallery, St. James’s, London Napier Gallery, St. Helier, Jersey ‘Horses in Space’ - St. Thomas Centre (The Hampshire Sculpture Trust), Winchester ‘Draught Horse’ - Placed exhibit at Beale Park, Pangbourne. Later purchased by The Southampton Institute and unveiled by H.M Princess Anne
‘Equestrian Exhibition’ - the Figura Gallery, Windsor ‘Society of Equestrian Artists’ - annual exhibition, The Mall Galleries, London ‘The Horse in Art 2006’ - Obsidian Art, Stoke Mandeville, Buckinghamshire ‘The Horses are Coming…’ - hotart, 2 Minshull Street, Knutsford ‘British Studio Arts’ - Kuwait City, Kuwait Works at Sausmarez Manor Art Park, Guernsey and Newnham Paddox Art Park ‘Muses’ - the Harrodian School, Barnes ‘Art on Show’ - Gallery 28, Cork Street, London ‘Best Living’ - the Air Gallery, Dover Street, London Belvoir Castle, Nottingham ‘The Garden Gallery’ - Broughton ‘The Henley Festival’ - Henley-upon-Thames ‘Horse’ - the Stroud House Gallery, Stroud, Glos The ‘On-Line Gallery’ - Bedford Place, Southampton ‘Sculpture in the Garden’ - Group Show at Deans Court, Wimborne, Dorset (Curated by Lynn Green, editor of the ‘Contemporary Art Magazine’)
Commissioned by The Duchy of Lancaster for a Development at Crewe Hall Farm, Cheshire Florida, USA In situ at Old Trafford, home of 'Manchester United F.C'
Pastel Portrait, Hampshire, England Villeneuve-sur-Lot Golf & Country Club, France Private commission, South Africa Bronze Bust, England Nicky Barrett (Dressage Pro), England Florida, USA Eldridge Pope PLC, England Private commission, Scotland Richard Lester (Film Producer) Commissioned for the B.R.D.C, Silverstone
Bronze Bronze Bronze
‘Warthog’ ‘Pointer’ ‘Foal’
Sold through ‘The Art Legacy’ Sold through ‘The Art Legacy’ Sold through ‘The Art Legacy’
Feb, 2007 Feb 9th, 2007
Dec 11th, 2005 May 2nd, 2002 May 19th, 2001 Jan. 17th, 1998 Jan. 15th, 1998 Nov. 22nd, 1997 Oct. 3rd, 1997 July 5th, 1997
‘United in Steel’ ‘Amy’s United Live Wires are Stars With Steel Appeal’ ‘A. Goodman, la Passion ne tient qu’à un fil’ ‘Art Takes to the Field’ Article on Garden Sculpture ‘Horse Crafts at Exhibition’ ‘Sculptor Puts Energy into Show’ ‘Sculptor in the Park’ ‘Horse of Iron’ ‘Artful Amy Finds Her True Metal’
‘Cheshire Life’ Magazine The Manchester Evening News
La Dépêche du Dimanche ‘Country Life’ Magazine The Times Newspaper The Daily Echo, Southampton The Daily Echo, Southampton The Daily Echo, Southampton Maidenhead Advertiser The Daily Echo, Southampton
Aug. 98 - Feb. 99
Feb. 97 - May 97
Safari Lodge Assistant, Simba Lodge Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe Duties included; Assistant Manager, Guide, Chef, Chauffeur, Resident Artist
Erasmus Exchange, Lahti Art School Lahti, Finland. A work placement during the second year of my degree for the study of various artistic media, from performance art to large-scale sculpture