Dawn Goodson

Dawn Goodson Landscape artist of the year series 2022 & 2023
As a child, Dawn’s mother lined her nursery wall with ceiling wallpaper to encourage her and her two sisters to paint. She began her studies at the Bath Academy of Art in 1950 and completed an Open University BA Degree much later. She taught A-Level Art in state and private schools, and also adult education centres, working across a range of media. She has exhibited and sold in Australia, Belgium, Germany, Pakistan, Dorset, Wiltshire and at the Mall Gallery, London with solo shows in Bournemouth, Poole and Swanage. She prefers to paint from life, particularly en plein air. Dawn was grateful to be a Wild Card in Wales and at the Eden Project and delighted to be in a pod at Ascot. She says “I may be 92 but I am still learning.” In 2015, Dawn lost her husband to Motor Neurone Disease, triggering her to extensively fundraise for Voice Banking and the Motor Neurone Disease Association – even by taking on increasingly dangerous stunts such as a wing walk at the Bournemouth Air Show at the age of 85! Dawn has pledged the proceeds from the sales of her work to research into a cure for Motor Neurone Disease.