Biography

Amy Goodman, S.E.A, is an award-winning Sculptor working in Hampshire, UK with an impressive exhibition history and a growing number of public commissions in her portfolio.
As a teenager, Amy Goodman was drawn to working with clay. Sculpting St George and the Dragon in a pottery class, she sought the challenge of a visually dynamic pose – horse rearing, lance and the dragon's wings, outstretched - an attribute that has become synonymous with so much of her work.
Finding inspiration from classical sculpture, and the psychological and expressive work of Rodin, Amy strives to convey an emotive, though not sentimental, feel to her works. She endeavours to find the true character of her subjects and uses fluid and free mark making to breathe life into her sculptures, with the imprint of her hands and tools often remaining in the final cast pieces.
Since her degree at the Southampton Institute where Amy was awarded Best in Show, she has gained recognition as a highly accomplished Equestrian and Figurative Sculptor, with a catalogue of public sculptures behind her. Whether shaping clay for bronze, or welding 3D ‘drawings’ in 10mm steel bar, her elegant equine and animalia works capture life, energy and movement.
Pivotal pieces in her career have included ‘Pegasus and Bellerophon’, her emotive WW1 ‘Romsey War Horse & Trooper’ and her ‘Arborfield Horses’, where she has demonstrated both her sensitivity to the subject as well as her technically competent ability to deliver public sculpture that connects with the audience.
Aside from her equestrian pieces, Amy has completed a number of portraiture commissions. Recently, Amy sought to capture the ‘strength, intelligence, kindness, and poise’ of Florence Nightingale in a bronze piece now in place at Gun Hill Park in Aldershot, the late Sir Stirling Moss for the British Racing Drivers Club, and now the ‘Glimmer Twins’, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards.
With regards to her future aspirations, Amy finds great joy in working with her diverse clients, such as the Greater Rushmoor Nepali Community she was welcomed into for the Gurkha Memorial bronze, or the Airborne Community in the case of the Airborne Soldier. Her fascination with African wildlife though, inspired by a residency in Zimbabwe, is something she hopes to revisit. For now, a sculpture of a young bull elephant as if waiting its turn for her attention watches over Amy in the studio as she sculpts her newest challenge, another iconic woman, Queen Elizabeth II.

Qualifications
1994-1997: BA (Hons) Degree in Fine Art, Southampton Institute (now Southampton Solent University), East Park Terrace, Southampton.
1992-1994: BTEC National Diploma in General Art & Design (Distinction), Basingstoke College of Technology.
Notable Commissions
2023: ‘The Glimmer Twins’ - Life and a quarter bronzes of Sir Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. Commissioned by Dartford Borough Council for One Bell Corner, Dartford.
2022: ‘Sir Stirling Moss OBE’ - Life-size bronze. Commissioned by BRDC, Silverstone.
2021: ‘Florence Nightingale’ - Life-size bronze bust. Commissioned by Weston Homes for Gun Hill Park, Aldershot.
2021: ‘The Gurkha Memorial’ - Commissioned by Greater Rushmoor Nepali Community for Princes Gardens, Aldershot.
2018-2021: ‘The Arborfield Horses’ - Three life-size horses including a WW1 Cleveland Bay Gunner. Commissioned by Crest Nicholson.
2020: ‘Angel II’ - 8ft Bronze. Commissioned for Winchester University.
2019: ‘The Airborne Soldier’ - Life-size bronze. Commissioned for Princes Gardens, Aldershot.
2017: 'Treo 63 DM' - Bronze Dog Portrait. Commissioned for the Entrance to Congleton Community Garden.
2017: 'The Slayer of Belleros' - Bronze of Pegasus & Bellerophon. Commissioned by 16 Air Assault Brigade, Colchester.
2016: ‘Maggie’ - Bronze dog portrait. Commissioned by Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford.
2015: ‘The Romsey War Horse & Trooper’. Commissioned for Romsey War Memorial Park.
2013: ‘Angel’ - 8ft bronze. Commissioned for Winchester University
2012: ‘Professor Sid Watkins’, bronze. Commissioned for the BRDC, Silverstone.
2012: Three Pegasus sculptures for Flying Horse Walk, Nottingham. Commissioned by London & County (Nottingham) LLP.
2011 - Decorative Tree Guard - Stainless steel. Commissioned by Test Valley Borough Council for the Lights Theatre's Five-Year Anniversary.
2010 - ‘Ryan Giggs’. Commissioned by Jozef Mycielski.
2008 - ‘Dairy Cow & Calf’. Commissioned by the Duchy of Lancaster. Installed at Crewe Hall Farm, Cheshire.
2007 - ‘Mother Roo & Joey’. Private Commission, Santa Barbara, California.
2006 - Six life-size steel sculptures depicting legendary footballers. ‘The Kit Room’, hospitality suite at Old Trafford, home of Manchester United F.C.
1998 - Portraits in Sanguine. Richard Lester (Film Producer).
1997 - ‘Graham Hill’, Bronze. Commissioned for the B.R.D.C, Silverstone.
Group Exhibitions
2020 - ‘Equine & Country Spirit’ Exhibition, Gallery 8, Duke St, London.
2017 - ‘Society of Women Artists 156th Annual Exhibition 2017’, The Mall Galleries, London.
2015 - ‘The Horse in Art’, Osborne Studio Gallery, 2 Motcomb St, London.
2014 - ‘Home Lad, Home: The War Horse Story’, St Barbe Museum, Lymington.
2014 - Exhibition for the ‘Palace House Project’, Newmarket, held at Christie’s, London.
2010-2014 - ‘I Found Horses’, Equestrian exhibitions’ in aid of the Emile Faurie Foundation.
2012 - ‘Art in the Garden’, Avebury Manor and Garden, High Street, Avebury, Wiltshire.
• ‘Four Mediums- Many Creatures’, Westfield House, as part of Somerset Art Weeks.
2010-2014 - ‘The Society of Equestrian Artists’ Exhibition, the Mall Galleries, London
2010 - ‘Hounds and Horses’, Gallery Le Fort Fine Art, Bath.
• ‘The Henley Festival’, Henley-upon-Thames.
2009 - ‘The Affordable Art Fair’, Battersea Park, London.
• ‘The Society of Equestrian Artists’ Exhibition, Palace House, Newmarket.
2008 - ‘The Windsor Contemporary Art Fair’, Windsor.
• ‘Only Dogs and Horses’, the Iona House Gallery, Woodstock.
2007-2008 - ‘Cavalcade I & II’, the Figura Gallery, Windsor.
2006 - ‘Society of Equestrian Artists’ annual exhibition, The Mall Galleries, London.
• ‘The Horse in Art 2006’, Obsidian Art, Stoke Mandeville, Buckinghamshire.
• ‘The Horses are Coming…’ hotart, 2 Minshull Street, Knutsford.
2002-2008 - ‘British Studio Arts’, Kuwait City, Kuwait.
2004-2006 - Works at Sausmarez Manor Art Park, Guernsey and Newnham Paddox Art Park.
2001 - ‘Art on Show’, Gallery 28, Cork Street, London.
• ‘Best Living’, the Air Gallery, Dover Street, London.
• Belvoir Castle, Nottingham.
1999-2000 - ‘The Garden Gallery’, Broughton.
• ‘The Henley Festival’, Henley-upon-Thames.
1998 - ‘Horse’, the Stroud House Gallery, Stroud, Glos.
1997 - the ‘On-Line Gallery’, Bedford Place, Southampton.
• ‘Sculpture in the Garden’, Group Show at Deans Court, Wimborne, Dorset.
Solo Exhibitions
2023 – ‘It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (but I like it)’. Amy Goodman presents the making of ‘the Glimmer Twins’. Sir Peter Blake Gallery, Dartford.
2014 - ‘The Romsey War Horse Exhibition’, Amy’s preparatory work for this project. Ranvilles Farm, Romsey.
2005 - ‘Haras National’, Villeneuve sur Lot (a National Stud of France).
2004 - ‘Amy à Eymet’, Café des Arts, Eymet, France.
2001 - ‘Menagerie’, Saray Gallery, St. James’s, London.
2000 - Napier Gallery, St. Helier, Jersey.
1998 - ‘Horses in Space’, St. Thomas Centre (The Hampshire Sculpture Trust), Winchester.
• ‘Draught Horse’ Placed exhibit at Beale Park, Pangbourne. Later purchased by The Southampton Institute and unveiled by H.M Princess Anne.
Bibliography
March, 2016 - ‘Modelling Horses to the Life’ - ‘The Field’ Magazine
March, 2014 - ‘Revealed: The Story of Real War Horses’ - The Times Newspaper
Jan, 2014 - ‘Remember the Real War Horses’ - Horse and Hound Magazine
Oct, 2013 - ‘Artist’s Work Makes Big Impact’ - Andover Advertiser
Sept, 2013 - ‘Romsey WW1 Memorial Model Unveiled’ - BBC News
Dec, 2012 - ‘Winged Wonder’ - Nottingham Post
Feb, 2007 - ‘United in Steel’ - ‘Cheshire Life’ Magazine
Feb 9th, 2007 - ‘Amy’s United Live Wires are Stars With Steel Appeal’ - the Manchester Evening News
Dec 11th, 2005 - ‘A. Goodman, la Passion ne tient qu’à un fil’ - La Dépêche du Dimanche
May 2nd, 2002 - ‘Art Takes to the Field’ - ‘Country Life’ Magazine
May 19th, 2001 - Article on Garden Sculpture - The Times Newspaper
Awards
Sept, 2018 - British Sporting Art Trust Award for Best Sculpture awarded at the Society of Equestrian Artists ‘Horse in Art’ Exhibition, Sally Mitchell Fine Arts, Tuxford.
July, 2017 - Cavendish Venues Sculpture Award won at the Society of Women Artists 156th Annual Exhibition, The Mall Galleries, London.
Sept, 2013 - British Sporting Art Trust Award for Best Sculpture awarded at the Society of Equestrian Artists ‘Horse in Art’ Exhibition, The Mall Galleries, London.
2005 - Prize awarded in Best Sculpture Category at the renowned ‘Au Fil de l’Art’ at Puy-l’Evêque, France.
1997 - Best in Show. Prize awarded at my Degree show by the On-Line Gallery, Southampton.
Residencies
2014 - Present Day. Current Artist in Residence at Winchester University.


 









 
 
 
 
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