Juliette Goddard MA (RCA)
I studied at Middlesex University graduating with a BA(hon’s) degree in Fine Art. I then continued to complete a Masters degree in Fine Art – printmaking at the Royal College of Art in London, sponsored by the late Henry Moore in 1984. Where I was selected to study a term at L’ecole des art decorative in Paris, much inspired by the French Tradition. During my time at the Royal College of Art under the guidance and influence of Professor Alistair Grant my time in Paris as a student and to be an apprentice with the famous print technique’s master’s studying etching ,lithography and printmaking. In Paris I was very privileged to work with the print technicians’ of Picasso Chagall, Rouault and Henry Moore, creating opportunities for study and experience abroad.
Since leaving the Royal College of Art I have travelled widely exhibiting internationally and in the United Kingdom. I have exhibited in Switzerland and at the Swiss Embassy in London before in Basel and Geneva, and completed a number of private commissions for Swiss Clients in the past. The work for this exhibition “Memories” at the Chateau des painters Geneva was inspired by historical links with the origins of my surname “Goddard”, I have drawn inspiration from the Goat- herders upon the Gotthard magical mountain paths. The imagery explored by famous Artists such as J.W Turner and in the middle ages the fame of St Goddard and the bishop of Hildesheim whom founded the hospice on the pass from Switzerland to Italy.
Filled with Metaphorical content, the imagery has been inspired by Swiss folklore tales and fantasy with the “Art Brut “movements in mind.
A trail from the magical mountain of St Gotthard pass and the Prince Bishopric of Heldensheim whom is represented half bird , half man. It’s a flight Of historical , spiritual and colourful fantasy where animals such as the Goats dominate and fill the landscape.
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