Ruth Goodman Contemporary Animal Artist
Ruth GoodmanContemporary Animal Artist


For many years I’ve been fascinated by art, its history and development to the present day. I began my own journey of creative self-discovery having been inspired by the works of well-known and lesser-known artists and designers. I work in my favourite medium of acrylic on box canvases. 

I enjoy photography and work mainly from photographs that I have taken or been given. I then use my ipad to enlarge these photographs in order to achieve the detail.


I studied art as part of my B.Ed degree at the University of Hertfordshire from 1984 - 1987


On leaving university I became a primary school teacher and developed a creative approach to teaching young children.


I continued to study art at my own level through attending courses in ceramics, photography, life drawing, wood carving and painting.


In 2012 I joined The Hertfordshire Visual Arts Forum where I hold the role of schools liasion 


In 2012 I was selected by a panel to join The Association of Animal Artists.


i joined the Barnet Guild of Artists in 2015.