Anna Good creates a romantic world of color and light; texture and beauty. Her paintings of scenic gardens and floral pathways convey a romantic view of the world she sees around her. Her unique palette knife layering technique of wet paint on wet paint gives her art distinctively rich texture and color to enhance its ethereal qualities. This romantic vision of life is a dynamic and evolving one that Anna has sought to share.
Nature and its interpretation by the artist to create beauty greatly inspire Annaâ€™s work. She travels the world to draw inspiration from scenic landscapes, floral gardens, and koi ponds. During her travels she was inspired by Monetâ€™s garden in Paris, Butchart gardens in British Columbia, Filoli gardens in California and most recently the gardens of Frederick Chopinâ€™s birthplace outside of Warsaw. â€œI consider my work a visual diary of my experiences in the garden â€“ a visual interpretation of the colors, textures and spirit. Gardens are not only a manifestation of manâ€™s collaboration with nature but also an expression of the passion and dedication to create them.â€ Working in her garden, travel, exploration and discovery of new places of beauty are what make Anna tick and continually inspire her to paint.
Annaâ€™s ability to create art uniquely rich in texture is what amazes admirers of her work. â€œMy art is a visual reflection of nature with all its colors and textures. Engaging all the senses including the sense of touch is my goal.â€ Annaâ€™s paintings have been described in this way:
â€œThe thick and rich impasto wet on wet palette knife work of Anna Good appears as sculpture in two-dimensional format that uniquely arouses the sense of touch.â€
Anna Good was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1947. Raised and educated in California, she received her degree in Sculpture from the University of California. When she moved to Maui in 1979, she initially made her mark as a scrimshaw artist by being one of the first to introduce color into scrimshaw. She created over 2000 images and became one of the top ten artists in America. After eighteen years of work she chose water colors and oil painting as the next form of expression. She dedicated the first seven years to painting wildlife and a unique series titled â€œRooms for Wildlifeâ€. In 1997 she embraced the fine art of impressionism to become a recognized palette knife artist. Anna Good and her works have been featured in such publications as Hawaiian Style and Koi USA Magazines and the Art of Scrimshaw I and II. Her pieces are exhibited in galleries nation wide and are found in collections of Tippy Hedren and Siegfried and Roy. She was a featured artist with one woman shows in Maui, Kauai, Las Vegas and Japan.