Today we’d like to introduce you to Stephanie Goldman.
Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
Walking on fire to get over the fear of being a professional artist at a Tony Robbins Seminar in the eighties is how my unique story started. After putting myself through Court Reporting School, Massage School and getting a Masters in Psychology, avoiding the passion in my heart was no longer an option. The Fire Walk experience changed the direction of my life and catapulted me into being an artist full time.
I started private art instruction with Ken Goldman, took myself on the Grand Tour in Europe for a couple of years and continued art tutelage with noted artists Wolf Kahn, Nelson Shanks and other professionals I respect and admire. My love of creative pursuits indulged and encouraged from my earliest memories has been an intense focus and driving force.
Please tell us about your art.
My artwork is comprised of the colorful, magical and scientific intertwined with spiritual and historical story telling. Contemporary, experimental techniques tamed by classical realist skills are the backbone of each piece. My hope is that my art will open a door in the viewer that brings about an unforgettable visual moment; that the image will live in the viewer’s mind’s eye for eternity. The meaning I have endeavored to incorporate into the image is sensed by the viewer and expanded upon with their own subjectivity.
What do you think is the biggest challenge facing artists today?
Distractions. Artist need time to focus, observe, practice their skills, think, discover, be curious and play. Distractions of every kind are the artist’s worst enemy. Rather than give advice, I would suggest artists say YES to the opportunities that come their way and let their love of art and beauty guide their decision making.
How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
The pieces I am showing in this interview are from my Heat Signature series created with watercolor. They are meant to create other ways we can see and relate to another with the perception of heat. My work can be seen by private appointment at my studio, at my website goldmanfineart.com at californiawatercolor.com or signup for an art class at the Athenaeum Art School in La Jolla. They can also see the Healing Art my artist husband Ken and I have created at various hospitals in the area (i.e. Rady Children’s) and abroad. People can support my work by sharing it with others, purchasing a piece or ordering a private commission.
- Website: https://goldmanfineart.com/
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/goldmanfineart/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stephaniegoldmanfineart
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/goldmanfineart
- Other: https://www.pinterest.com/goldmanfineart/