Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Jim Goodall North Fife

Self portrait at Sparrow Craig.
This is how Jim portrays himself, of himself he says, "My paintings are a way of fixing where I am; a way of understanding the environment around me, the people, their beliefs and a way of scratching the surface of the cultural richness of Vietnam." This awareness and way of seeing is now being applied to Newburgh, drawing on memories of boyhood and the joys of being on his home patch. These sketch book pages illustrate his unfolding mind. The resultant artwork will be published soon.

Jim Goodall was born in Scotland, Lived in Newburgh North Fife as a boy. In 1971, after graduating from Edinburgh College of Art and completing a post-graduate scholarship, he left Scotland to live in Denmark where he worked as a painter and illustrator of educational material before joining the Danish development aid programme, DANIDA, as an education adviser - the job that ultimately brought him to Vietnam in 2000.
Jim Goodall now works in the Hanoi lakeside suburb of Tay Ho and exhibits regularly with Art Vietnam Gallery, Hanoi Studio Gallery and in Hong Kong. He has contributed to the British Council’s new centre in Hanoi and the Hue Festival of Arts and recently to ‘Of this and other Worlds’, new Vietnamese art, Bankside Gallery, London.
Jim Goodall web site.

The best oiled gun in town, a man well know to Jim.

Man with Ferret who lived in Newburgh.

Clatchard, Bell Bros, owners of what is now Enstone Thistle quarry, Newburgh, North Fife.

Snuffy PC 249, the local bobby.

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