November 23, 2011

Elayne Goodman

Acrylic paint on wood base and puzzle pieces - 9 x 4 inches.
Handpainted on wood - 6.25 X 8.5 X 12 inches
Acrylic paint and ruler on wooder mirror - 8.5 X 8.5 X 1.75 inches.
Acrylic paint on solid wood shelf

Acrylic paint on wooden shelf - 5.5 X 20 X 6 inches.

"Elayne Goodman is a self-taught Mississippi artist. A mother and home maker, she went back to school as an adult, and graduated from college at age 49. The genesis of her art style comes from her childhood in rural Mississippi. In the depression era, Elayne had limited materials and time for creativity, she learned to waste neither. She has created in her style high in content since she was a teenager, but having never seen any other artwork of this nature, she felt that her pieces would be unacceptable in the art world, until she showed for the first time in 1990. Elayne gives new life to used materials, forcing the viewer to see them in a new context."


  1. I like that she's self taught!

  2. the puzzle piece is my favorite from this bunch and I like that she uses a lot of color in her work