Biography

Angela Goodhue is a Perth artist who has lived in Armadale for the last twenty years. She works as a registered nurse in a busy emergency department. She is the mother of two boys and she lives with her partner, Peter.

She was born on the Chatham Islands of New Zealand, which is a harsh, windswept place, where the trees literally grow sideways from the land.

Her family had a farm on Pitt Island which is a very remote backwater indeed. On Pitt Island she learnt how to entertain herself as the place was without television, shops of any description and the trappings of modern life that we all take for granted. Art really wasn’t on her radar whilst living on Pitt Island. One thing she did develop there, however, was a deep love of nature. It helped to have a furtive imagination and a “can do” approach to life on Pitt.

Angela has lived and travelled throughout most of New Zealand, with her family, living in a bus and on a boat.

 Tragically, her father and younger sister both drowned in a fishing accident in 1977 when a rogue wave capsized  the “Iris”, off the North Island.

Angela believes she has been incredibly lucky, for the most part, throughout her life. She thinks outside of the box and never takes anything or anyone for granted.

She lists Vincent Van Gogh, Rosina Wachtmeister and Claude Monet as her greatest artistic influences. Her only formal training in art was as a fourteen-year old at Christchurch Polytechnic, when she completed a few lessons in pen and ink.

Feel free to take a look at my pastel drawings and make and leave me a comment if you would like to purchase any of them. I look forward to talking with you. Thank you. Angie G