A gallery which permanently

exhibits the work of International artist

Elaine M Goodwin

has opened in Couches in the heart of Burgundy

Current Exhibition:

Elaine M Goodwin

‘BLEU’

4th November 2017 – 13th May 2018

Gallery View BLEU

Over 40 light filled works in shades of Blue, exploring varying ideas and themes on
the colour, using precious mosaic golds from Venice and shimmering mosaic glass
from Ravenna…’

‘Plus de 40 œuvres remplies de lumière et en tons de Bleu, qui explorent
des idées et des thèmes différents sur le couleur en utilisant des mosaïques dorées et
précieuses de Venise et du verre de mosaïque chatoyant de Ravenne…

Previous Gallery Exhibitions

Inaugural exhibiton: November 2016 – 14 May 2017

Elaine M Goodwin:  Icons of Light  / Icônes de Lumière

Photo: Jules

Photo: Jules

2nd Exhibition:

27 May – 10 September 2017

Elaine M Goodwin & Jean-Claude Bligny

‘Vin Divin‘     ‘Wine Divine’


Vin Divine 2

Introduction to the Artist and Gallery

OPENING TIMES OF THE GALLERY

OPENING TIMES OF THE GALLERY

The Gallery is open from 1400 - 1800 every Sunday and at other times by appointment. The Gallery is open all year round. Please use the contact form below to arrange a viewing.
HOW TO GET TO THE GALLERY

HOW TO GET TO THE GALLERY

The Gallery is situated in the village of Couches in Burgundy, France. There is a map below to show you exactly how to get to the gallery. The City of Dijon is approximately

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Elaine M Goodwin is an English artist of international renown exhibiting regularly world-wide. She works exclusively in the art of mosaic, using the traditional materials of Rome and Byzantium – marble, gold and glass to

About the Artist

Elaine M Goodwin is an English artist of international renown exhibiting regularly world-wide. She works exclusively in the art of mosaic, using the traditional materials of Rome and Byzantium – marble, gold and glass to create abstract icons of light.

Her education was in the Far East and Europe, and from an early age she developed a passion for drawing. She recalls the light from the lanterns of the little junk boats of Hong Kong reflecting in the water – a memory which began a strong line of enquiry into how we comprehend the visual play of light.

After graduating from Exeter College of Art & Design she developed an interest in mosaic. The knowledge she acquired she put into six books including an Encyclopaedia of Mosaic. In 2010 she was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Exeter for her outstanding contribution to art. She is a member of the famed Chelsea Arts Club.

In the spring of 2016 she gave up her studio homes in Exeter, England and Marrakech, Morocco, and became a resident of the village of Couches, in Burgundy. This dramatic move began after seeing a marvellous house there where she could have her home, a studio and open a gallery for her work.

She says ‘Couches is the secret centre of Europe…surrounded by vineyards including those of the Côte D’Or. It is protected by wide ever changing skies and immersed in the warmth of its inhabitants.’

Her work is a celebration of life. Her continual questioning about the wonders of life, finding rational explanations in working with materials of reflected light, have labelled her a contemporary existentialist.

ABOUT THE GALLERY

The gallery is beautiful – large and luminous, with a bespoke entrance way for the visiting public. It is illuminated by the changing Burgundian light during the day and.

About the Gallery

The gallery is beautiful – large and luminous, with a bespoke entrance way for the visiting public. It is illuminated by the changing Burgundian light during the day and spotlighting in the evening. It is a new gallery specially designed to exhibit the light filled works of Elaine M Goodwin.

The gallery gives a warm welcome to all visitors, the curious and the conoscenti.

During the first weekend of November each year Elaine will host an Open Door / Portes Overtes, where the public is invited in to meet her and view her work. The gallery shows two exhibitions a year; a solo one of Elaine’s work in the autumn and another in the summer, where she will invite an artist or artists to exhibit with her under a theme.

This summer’s exhibition features the work of the well known and well-loved painter from Burgundy, Jean Claude Bligny who was born in Couches and has a great affection for the area. Elaine and he are exhibiting together under the title ‘Vin/Divin.’ The exhibition features over thirty works on this theme.A new and comprehensive book on J.C.Bligny is available throughout the exhibition.

The next exhibition is titled ‘Bleu’ Showing over 35 works all including the colour blue. This exciting exhibiton will open on Saturday 4 November 2017 and run until May 2018.

We look forward to meeting you…

OPENING TIMES OF THE GALLERY

The Gallery is open from 1400 – 1800 every Sunday throughout the summer At other times by appointment. Please use the contact form below to arrange a viewing.

About the Artist

Elaine M Goodwin is an English artist of international renown exhibiting regularly world-wide. She works exclusively in the art of mosaic, using the traditional materials of Rome and Byzantium – marble, gold and glass to create abstract icons of light.

Her education was in the Far East and Europe, and from an early age she developed a passion for drawing. She recalls the light from the lanterns of the little junk boats of Hong Kong reflecting in the water – a memory which began a strong line of enquiry into how we comprehend the visual play of light.

After graduating from Exeter College of Art & Design she developed an interest in mosaic. The knowledge she acquired she put into six books including an Encyclopaedia of Mosaic. In 2010 she was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Exeter for her outstanding contribution to art. She is a member of the famed Chelsea Arts Club.

In the spring of 2016 she gave up her studio homes in Exeter, England and Marrakech, Morocco, and became a resident of the village of Couches, in Burgundy. This dramatic move began after seeing a marvellous house there where she could have her home, a studio and open a gallery for her work.

She says ‘Couches is the secret centre of Europe…surrounded by vineyards including those of the Côte D’Or. It is protected by wide ever changing skies and immersed in the warmth of its inhabitants.’

Her work is a celebration of life. Her continual questioning about the wonders of life, finding rational explanations in working with materials of reflected light, have labelled her a contemporary existentialist.

About the Artist

Elaine M Goodwin is an English artist of international renown exhibiting regularly world-wide. She works exclusively in the art of mosaic, using the traditional materials of Rome and Byzantium – marble, gold and glass to create abstract icons of light.

Her education was in the Far East and Europe, and from an early age she developed a passion for drawing. She recalls the light from the lanterns of the little junk boats of Hong Kong reflecting in the water – a memory which began a strong line of enquiry into how we comprehend the visual play of light.

After graduating from Exeter College of Art & Design she developed an interest in mosaic. The knowledge she acquired she put into six books including an Encyclopaedia of Mosaic. In 2010 she was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Exeter for her outstanding contribution to art. She is a member of the famed Chelsea Arts Club.

In the spring of 2016 she gave up her studio homes in Exeter, England and Marrakech, Morocco, and became a resident of the village of Couches, in Burgundy. This dramatic move began after seeing a marvellous house there where she could have her home, a studio and open a gallery for her work.

She says ‘Couches is the secret centre of Europe…surrounded by vineyards including those of the Côte D’Or. It is protected by wide ever changing skies and immersed in the warmth of its inhabitants.’

Her work is a celebration of life. Her continual questioning about the wonders of life, finding rational explanations in working with materials of reflected light, have labelled her a contemporary existentialist.

About the Gallery

The gallery is beautiful – large and luminous, with a bespoke entrance way for the visiting public. It is illuminated by the changing Burgundian light during the day and spotlighting in the evening. It is a new gallery specially designed to exhibit the light filled works of Elaine M Goodwin.

The gallery gives a warm welcome to all visitors, the curious and the conoscenti.

During the first weekend of November each year Elaine will host an Open Door – Portes Overtes – exhibiting her work annually under differing themes, these will include – light – the vine – the human form – the sea. These solo exhibitions will run for five to six months.

The current and first exhibition is titled ‘Icons of Light’ – Icônes de Lumière. It features over forty works of varying sizes and prices to suit every purse! Elaine proposes to offer two exhibitions a year both in the autumn and in the summer – where she will invite an artist to exhibit with her under a theme.

The summer exhibition will feature the work of the well known and loved painter from Burgundy, Jean Claude Bligny. He was born in Couches and has a great affection for the area. Elaine and he will exhibit together under the title ‘Wine and the Divine’ – Vin et Divin. The exhibition will feature over twenty new works on this theme.

A new and comprehensive book on Bligny wil be launched at the exhibiton vernissage and signed copies will be available throughout. We look forward to meeting you…

Photo: M Tomkinson

Silence of the Serenissima

 

Photo: M Tomkinson

Touching Paradise

Photo: M Tomkinson

The Kiss I

Ode to Bacchus Triptych

Ode to Bacchus Triptych

Vine Kisses

Vine Kisses

Vin Divin

Vin Divin

Revealing

Revealing

The Way of the Vine (SOLD)

The Way of the Vine (SOLD)

Photo: Jules

Photo: M Tomkinson

Seeing the Light II

Flow of Light (SOLD)

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Current
Exhibition
Elaine M Goodwin
BLEU
4th Nov 2017 – 13th May 2018

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  • Couches has many historic buildings including a 12th century château
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