29.5" x 44.25"
archival pigment photograph printed and painted on gessoed wood substrate:
- each substrate is gessoed and then printed by Magnolia Editions (Flatbed UV Cured Acrylic Pigmented Inkjet printer). Oil Paint is then applied selectively.
30" x 45"
Dye-Infused Metal Print
available with Floating Frame only: $2,100
I’ve had an unusual love affair with the camera. It started over 40 years ago and though it’s been a constant in my life since, (I don’t think one ever stops seeing in that peculiar way - framing the world from behind a lens), I stepped out of photography’s confines for 15 years and found refuge in painting’s sensual embrace. When I returned to the camera, it was to a digital world, which ultimately suited me better than analog. I found magic there, surprise, abstraction, a freedom I’d not been wise or old enough to experience previously.
By accident I chanced upon a few misfirings - a flash, a long exposure - and it immediately captivated my imagination. Long ago I might’ve dismissed the potential gift these mistakes afforded, instead I found silver lining there. By utilizing the flash, with a single, long exposure, I am able to merge what can be seen - to an invisible, ethereal world. The camera transcends the reality of how things are perceived by the eye in real time. The initial flash captures and freezes the foreground in hyperreal fashion while the open lens collects swirls of light and color, abstracting space as it lingers.
I’ve always been infatuated by the fragile, fleeting life force of our botanical and natural world. This vital spark is what draws me, not so much it’s perfection, but its senescing and regeneration, its utter beauty and imperfections - and how it reflects our own cycles of life and humanness.
“Nothing’s more powerful than beauty in a wicked world.” - Amos Lee
Lisa received a BFA in Photography and Printmaking from CCA, in 1979, studying with Charlie Gill, Patricia Tobacco Forrester, Vilem Kriz, Sue Ciriclio and Chris Johnson. She became a successful fine art photographer, represented by The Susan Spiritus Gallery in Newport Beach, The Photographer's Gallery in Palo Alto, and The Foster Goldstrom Gallery in San Francisco, Suzy Locke and Associates in Oakland and The Andrea Schwartz Gallery in San Francisco.
Lisa (AKA Lisa Toby Goodman) studied Horticulture at Merritt College and has been designing and building Bay Area landscapes for Goodman Landscape Design, with her husband, Tim Goodman, also a fine art photographer, since 1986. She turned to oil painting soon after their son, Cole, was born, in 1992. In 2012 Lisa returned to the camera and began taking photographs once again. Her current work is a marriage of photography and painting.
Arts Guild of Sonoma, Sonoma, CA October 3 -November 3, 2019 Alchemy
Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA March 2 – April 6, 2019 48 Pillars invitational show
Gray Loft Gallery, Oakland CA February 16 - March 23 2019 Something Blue
Benicia Art Center, Benicia, CA November 10 - December 21, 2018 In The Fields: Botanical Lore
Fusion Art, Palm Springs, CA July 15 - October 14, 2018 2nd International Photography Exhibit
Freshly Cut Florist, Berkeley, CA June 10 - 30 2018 hope's bouquet
Gray Loft Gallery, Oakland CA February 9 - March 9, 2018 Seeing Red
Photography Presentation and Talk by Lisa Toby Goodman, El Cerrito Art Association Community Center, El Cerrito, CA, July 10, 2017
Center For Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, Colorado May 19 - July 1, 2017 Landscapes 2017
Gallery Route One, Pt. Reyes, CA January 27- February 19, 2017 Beginnings
1650 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA December 2016 Flower Power
Sticks Framing, Berkeley, CA June 1 - August 15, 2016 Nectar
Nan Phelps Photography Gallery, Kensington, CA May 2016 Found in Time
Gray Loft Gallery, Oakland, CA November 13 - December 11, 2015 Nature (re) Defined
Photo – Fine Art Gallery, Oakland, CA May 14 - June 27, 2015 Flora
Sticks Framing, Berkeley, CA February 2015 - to present
Photo – Fine Art Gallery, Oakland, CA July – August 2014 Summer Breeze
Photo – Fine Art Gallery, Oakland, CA Best of Botanicals National Juried Exhibition May – July 2014
Nan Phelps Photography Gallery, Kensington, CA May 2014
Gray Loft Gallery, Oakland, CAApril – May 2014 Flora and Form
Sticks Framing, Berkeley, CA January – May 2014