Born in Hampshire (England), 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.
Although Good did begin an academic art education she opted out after a year, disillusioned with the institution and wanting to find her own path uninfluenced by current trends and teachings. In an effort to discover her own artistic preferences, she began over a decade-long journey of continued self-instruction and independent study.
Good’s passion was always drawing. Her works of the female form are instantly recognizable by their parred down approach to both composition and a restricted use of colour to just the fabric. Good loves the juxtaposition of the ghostly charcoal rendering of the figure against the vibrant colourful material.