14" x 21"  -  edition of 25
Archival pigment prints on Hahnemuhle Matt
Fine Art Paper 308 gsm

unmatted/unframed: $400 (framing available upon request)

30" x 45"  -  edition of 10
Dye-Infused Metal Print
available with Floating Frame only:  $1,600

8" x 12" - edition of 30
Archival pigment prints on Hahnemuhle Matt
Fine Art Paper 308 gsm

unmatted/unframed: $350 (framing available upon request)


Sometimes there’s a confluence of events - they can creep up on you, or hit you over the head.

Having had a classic photography education long ago, the stretching of photographic rules did not come easy, even though I’d always felt confined by them.  In fact, I walked away from photography, feeling unable to emotionally connect with the medium, and took up with oil pastels and paint.  Two decades later, after being absorbed in the messiness and sensuality of these expressive mediums I began to feel a gravitational pull back to the camera - - back in a new way, into the digital world, (out of the darkroom), with an internal freedom I’d not experienced before.   

Where once I might have dismissed two back to back misfires with my camera, instead, I saw huge potential in these “mistakes.”  Unintentionally, the flash went off, capturing and freezing the foreground in a hyperreal fashion.  Due to the dim light, the aperture stayed open for seconds after the flash stopped while I held the camera.  The long exposure left soft and ghostly everything in the frame beyond the flash’s white reach. In the flash and subsequent movement, a merging of the crisp reality of photography with the expressiveness of paint, I found a window into unchartered and unpredictable places. 

It is important to me that my photographs - already on the edge of believability - be captured entirely in camera utilizing minimal processing in the computer for sizing, spotting and color only.  Each one is a single image, a spontaneous gesture. 

I’ve always been infatuated by the botanical world, the changing of the seasons, and the light at the end of the day.  There’s a fragile beauty here, reflecting our own mortality amidst the cacophony at the edge of the natural world and our own humanness.  Fleeting, lovely and unapologetic. 

Artist Bio

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 Goodman) studied Horticulture at Merritt College and has been designing 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 she returned to the camera and began taking photographs once again.

Recent/Upcoming  Exhibitions

Arc Gallery,  San Francisco, CA  November 11 - December 9, 2017 - Closing Artist's Reception December 9, 1-3 pm, 1246 Folsom St., SF,  Luminous (juror's choice award)
Arts Guild of Sonoma,  Sonoma, CA  August 31 – October 2, 2017 Celebrate

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