Gallery 9 would like to welcome new member Jeremy Goodding.
Jeremy Goodding was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, in 1976 and was brought up on an eastern Nebraska farm. For the first eight years of his life, Jeremy suffered from severe asthma. During that time, he was in and out of the hospital, away from school and spent considerable time alone. As Jeremy’s health improved, he was able to experience the beauty of the outdoors and couldn’t get enough drawing time with it. Painting entered the picture when Jeremy was given some water colors, and he began working with oil at age 15. As a new painter, Jeremy was attracted to artists from the impressionist era, but as time went on he found himself searching for a way to paint other aspects of reality he saw. Discovering the work of David Leffel in a local library was an important moment and a connection that later led him to study with Sherrie Mcgraw and Jeff Legg. These painters have had considerable influence on his artistic vision by answering key questions and enriching his understanding about the beautiful things that can be done with paint.
Jeremy currently resides in Lincoln, Nebraska, with his wife, Iris, and their three children, Amena, Elliot, and Lucas.
Note from the Artist:
I carefully paint the subtle drama of light, color, and movement, but I am also motivated to paint from the heart, according to my values, beliefs, and approach to life. Having been made in God’s image, I consider it a gift to be a painter. Through painting, I can relate to God’s creative power and draw attention to the beauty of His world. Painting for me is a purpose, a language, and a passion.
See more of Jeremy’s work online at jeremygoodding.com