With many artists in the family, it seemed inevitable that Katie Goodwin would continue with her creative streak within her education. At Sheffield Hallam university Katie achieved a first class honours degree in fine art.
As the pandemic hit, she decided to leave her long standing career as a primary school teacher to pursue her passion for painting full time. Now living in rural Nottinghamshire, Katie is constantly inspired by the nature surrounding her. Flowers in particular hold so many joyful memories of celebrations and long summer days that they continue to be her main subject and source of inspiration.
Katie says, “Working mainly in acrylics, I paint bright florals such as dahlias, peonies and roses in order to evoke those feelings of joy, which is particularly important during times of stress or struggles with mental health. Painting has always helped me in this way and my hope is that my work can also bring positivity to others.”
Katie has some exciting upcoming events planned including “Co-creative”, an exhibition of artwork and workshops with fellow artist Sharon Sycamore in June 2023. Based within the beautiful surroundings of Fen farm near Lincoln it is going to be a wonderful, creative event. Floral painting workshops are also on the way, which gives Katie an opportunity to combine art with her previous teaching career.