Come see the "Inspirations from Colin Goode" exhibit in the Lopez Public Library.
The four artists in this exhibition began to meet to paint informally at Ginny Neece's studio on Lopez Island a year and a half ago. These include: Liz Taylor, Ginny Neece, Joyce Lyster, and Joan Giard.
Then Colin and Moira Goode invited them to their home/studio each week. Under Colin's gentle guidance and magical twinkle, the artists took risks, tried new mediums, critiqued each other's work, and delighted at having a community of friends in a warm, cozy environment in which to challenge themselves as artists.
Shortly after Christmas 2015, Colin was scheduled for heart surgery. One day while in the hospital, he smiled at Moira and told her, "I love my painting ladies!" When Moira told the artists, they were delighted. They all hoped for his quick convalescent and return, although it wasn't to be.
Sadly and unexpectedly, Colin died in the hospital on February 2, 2016. ...