Roy Goodman lives in the far West of England and paints landscapes of Cornwall. These range from abstract to stylised, with figurative detail replaced by “shorthand” symbols: a generic leaf shape, a vertical line for a tree, a scratch for a twig.
Sometimes collage provides texture that might be a stand-in for water or some other substance. Straight lines and patterns appear in the midst of expressionist abandon, echoing the order within nature’s complexity. Above all, there is a joy in materials and what hands can do with them.