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Caitlin Good

K-12 Art Education

Artist Bio

Caitlin Good is receiving an art education degree in May 2021. She utilizes a variety of media to express her connection to the Lord through peacefulness found in nature. After many trips and hiking adventures, she visually expresses her moments of calmness through sunlight, flowers, and landscapes in hopes someone may also find life and peace within them. She has a big heart for children and strives to be an influential person in their lives to motivate and encourage them throughout their creative journey. She will graduate with a degree in K-12 Art Education in the spring after her student teaching semester in Carthage, Missouri.

Artist Statement

I create to express the peacefulness I find in my surroundings. My artwork is inspired by faith and scriptural contexts that is expressed through an emphasis on nature and the serenity that can be found in the world. I enjoy being present in the moment, and finding the beauty that points me back to the presence of God. I see his heart and hand in the world around us, stretching from the morning sunlight, plants, people, and the calmness of nature. My goal as an artist is to express my gratitude for the creation of the world through landscapes or nature-related pieces with use of a variety of media.

I took interest of landscape artwork after studying the Impressionist movement and how they used light and texture to transform images. I took hold of this theme while engaging in art classes and while spending summers traveling. Most of my work consists of plein air paintings, watercolors, photography, or mixed media that includes works with fibers.

After engagement of several trips and different sceneries, my artwork focuses on the snapshots of places where I have experienced peace and steadfastness. Like the artists of the Impressionist Movement, I enjoy working with light, flowers, and landscapes, aspiring for people to receive a sense of hope through nature and experience peacefulness.