Marc Gooderham

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Adela POWELL

Concentrating on the city's decaying and unique architecture, Marc tries to capture the singular beauty to be found in those neglected buildings that have fallen into disrepair as the living city continues to evolve around them.

Lonesome street corners that hold an attractive melancholy, above our heads are the shop fronts of crumbling and faded grandeur that most of us will pass by without a second glance. It is this element of city life that Marc finds intriguing and propelled to paint.
Born in 1977 in West London, Marc attended The University of Westminster to study Illustration. During the decade following this, he temporarily exchanged his paint brushes for drumsticks and released several albums and singles to phenomenal commercial indifference! Following his sabbatical in the heady world of rock n' roll, Marc returned to his first love of painting.

Preliminary sketches are made (of some lesser–seen delights), drawing attention to parts of the city that are ignored on a daily basis. Sketches and photographs are then developed into larger canvas paintings. His aim is to find compositions that have an almost cinematic quality.
Desolate buildings, with their peeling paint, numberless front doors, and glimpses into empty rooms through uncurtained windows, naturally evoke loneliness inherent in any large city. But their stillness also invites contemplation – of the lives once lived here, and the new lives that continue to do so.

His works held in both private and overseas collection and he is a member of The Society of Graphic Fine Art. Founded in 1919, it is recognised as the only foundation in the UK dedicated to drawing.