Jolie Goodman MA (Fine Art) is an artist based in South London she trained as a painter at Chelsea School of Art. Jolie paints, makes digital imagery and undertakes creative consultancy. She draws at Conferences, captures the content of focus groups, leads creative evaluation work and makes art for commission, including portraits.
Jolie’s work is about bearing witness and the retelling of stories, personal and political, often in series.
Her art work mirrors her life, the challenges of maintaining an artistic practice while being a mother and working in the mental health and social care system. After using psychiatric services in 1997 she made a series of 30 portraits, A Portrayal of the Psychiatric System displayed in the boardroom of the Maudsley for over a decade.
In her digital work -she draws daily in a series of 1872 Days of Tory Government which, were featured in the Observer.
Other digital series include Swimming in the Slow Lane. This work is for sale as digital prints.
In her consultancy work she combines creativity with the expertise of her facilitation skills. She has worked with many different organisations including the Lancet Psychiatry, Strathclyde University, Together for Mental Health, the Housing LIN, Flexible Films, Motability and the Mental Health Foundation.