Born in Hampshire, Trudy Good spent her younger years exploring and romanticising the beauty of figurative painters work such as Rembrandt, Richter, Sargent, Degas, Giacometti and Bacon. From an early age she was drawn to the worlds of these artists and of the Pre-Raphaelites, where a subtle, supernatural beauty seems to be hiding under the breath of the human form; worlds where something beyond our natural perception is present.
Trudy Good has developed a pared down approach to composition as well as her palette. It is the result of her further search to find a way to simplify her work by deciding not to use props or backgrounds. Not only does this add to the evocative mood and other worldly feel, in addition it draws the viewers attention to what Good wants them to see, to feel; to what is important in that particular piece.
The Artist States ‘The sheer beauty of a single line, the way that light plays on her hair, the feelings conveyed by her body language in a single unguarded moment- these are things that inspire me time and time again. Sometimes a sense of peace, sometimes melancholy, the million different emotions that make up human nature, every one interests and inspires me.’