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​Art has always been a part of my life, in one form or another. I grew up in a town of no importance and live in another one now. I went to a university of no importance, and there I found myself with a wonderful mentor who revolutionized the way I approach art. Lyrics, figures, scripture, botanical imagery and raw emotion often work together to inspire the visual pieces I create. My life has been difficult at times, but art has always found a way to resurrect in me (even when I had no idea how it would) — it is something that is in the core of who I am, the voice that I have been given.

There is always more going on than I consciously intend. There is always something more, I just don’t always see it. If I wait long enough and keep my eyes open, it will often become clearer. I try to ‘paint with my eyes open’—to respond to the medium and make what I begin to see more tangible as the glimpses come through—striking a balance between what is revealed and what is invisible, listening for the song that is trying to be heard, the words that need to be written, or the figure that wants to be revealed.

I like drawing, I like words, I like the way colors play with each other. I like things that are sublime and things that are balanced but not rigid, and the juxtaposition of realism and abstraction. I love things that are not contrived, and I love following the leading of the spirit and finding out what will happen next.


Chrys Corn Goodman grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and attended the Academy of Art in San Francisco and California State University Hayward (now Cal State East Bay) where she studied under Corban LePell and graduated with a B.A. in Fine Art, cum laude. While attending CSUH, her love of realism morphed into a love of figurative abstraction and a responding to the work as it evolves, often incorporating words and lyrics which so often hold deeper meaning.

She loves to learn new things—taking inspiration from working in differing mediums and with other artists.

In 2022, she was introduced to oil and cold wax medium and subsequently to encaustic (hot wax), which changed the direction of her art to include more embedded mixed media and found object elements. The resulting works reflect both her realist and abstract backgrounds.

She currently lives and works with her husband, Jacob, in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Asheville, North Carolina.

Jacob is an exceptional wood turner who makes beautiful sculptural hollow forms and bowls using locally sourced hardwood. You can see some of his work on Instagram or Facebook @jacobmichaelgoodman.


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