Hayley Goodhead emerged as one of the freshest, most innovative, contemporary artistic discoveries of 2013. Her distinctive work is an adaptation of near photo-realistic animals. With the use of vibrant palettes and cultural references.
Her exceptional images bring together her love of animals with elements from the fashion world with Big brands and the modern love of the visual joke.
“I create quirky and unique pieces of original artwork. My almost photo realistic portraits of animals, both domesticated and wild are heavily influenced by symbols and patterns that we see in everyday life. Current trends, fashion brands and modern culture”.
Since the age of four Hayley dreamt of becoming a professional artist and It was a dream she followed with passion and determination. She won a coveted place on the Fine Arts Degree course at the University of Gloucestershire and worked in a local gallery at weekends. She specifically chose the gallery, over other part-time jobs. So she could find artistic inspiration from a wide range of artists and art styles, while developing her own.
It was during her second year at University that Hayley received her first professional commission and with a brief of instilling the likeness of an enthusiast black Labrador. Additional commissions quickly followed and the gallery where she worked recognised her talent. They then began exhibiting her canvases.
In 2010 Hayley graduated with a BA (Hons) degree in Fine Art. She spent her weeks painting and continued to work part time in the gallery. Her reputation began to grow, first on a local and then on a national scale.
In Spring 2013 Goodhead had her first solo exhibition. Showcasing her UK premier collection ‘Animal Magic’. Featuring her quirky wildlife portraits. The collection included Zebras, Bull Terriers and Scottie dogs and was inspired by all things cultural. Including fashion icons Burberry and Paul Smith and films like The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.
It was after this exhibition at Barton Marina’s Gallery 3 that the then 24 year old Hayley was offered a contract by leading UK house, DeMontfort Fine Art. A childhood dream come true!
“They saw my artwork so I will be starting with them soon. They are one of the biggest publishers in Europe and have about 70 galleries across the UK. So I am shell shocked this is all happening but it has been my dream to be a professional artist from the age of about four.”
This extremely talented young artist has become a hit all over the UK. With her original work showcased nationally to wide and growing acclaim with critics and the art community alike. With a uniquely appealing realist style, creative imagination and an unstoppable flow of new ideas, her witty and graphically powerful animal images are highly sought-after.
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