Eddie Goodridge IEA


 

Eddie is a self-taught painter and has exhibited throughout England, Scotland, Wales and parts of Europe.  His commission’s cover a wide range of subjects which include portraits, animal paintings and copies of old masters.  His work has gone as far afield as Hong Kong, the USA and Australia.

He combines his painting work with specialist decorating: marbling, graining, murals, trompe l’œil and French polishing.

He lives in North Norfolk with his wife and family.

Born in the East End of London in 1949, Eddie first started drawing and making models of topographical features from air photographs, whilst serving in the Parachute Regiment.  The inspiration to paint came first from colleagues in the Regiment. Later, artists such as Terence Cuneo, Alfred Munnings, Edward Millais, John Sargent, John Constable, David Cox, all the Impressionists and many of the old Renaissance and Dutch Masters became  tutors in the long continuing road of learning. Trained by his Father and Uncle as a French Polisher, Eddie was encouraged to pursue the art of ‘faking’ (Faux Art) in paint, marble, wood, stone and many  other  decorative finishes, including Murals; fine examples of which can be seen in places such as Burghley House and more recently The Muckleburgh Collection. John Bly, the famous Antiques Road Show Antiquarian on furniture, after seeing a sample of Eddie’s work remarked, “The finest example of Mahogany graining he had ever seen”. Eddie has exhibited throughout Great Britain and parts of Europe. His commissions cover a wide range of subjects which include portraits, animal paintings and copies of Old Masters. Eddie’s work has gone as far afield as Hong Kong, the USA and Australia.

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