For STAN GOUDEY, painting is not just abou tcapturing the world around him but is also a life-long search to portray spiritual and intellectual growth, human emotions and the joys and fears of being a human being.
His formal training was at Grossmont College in California and at the Art Center of Design in Los Angeles. He has been commissioned to do numerous illustrations for books and magazines. His impressive list of acceptance into juried shows include The American Watercolor Society, San Diego Watercolor Society International, and Watercolor West in Riverside, CA, to name only a few. He has received the following awards: 2007 & 2008 Best of Show Western Federation of Water Color Societies? and in 2008 S.D.W.S International Show Award of Excellence
Skilled in the elusive and often frustrating medium of watercolor, he is recognized for his economic use of color coupled with deft brushwork and color harmony. He is a master artist who works equally well in acrylics and oils but tends to concentrate in transparent watercolor as his expressive medium. His subjects range from natural landscapes, industrial sites, railroad subjects and architectural motifs.
In April 2009, he was featured in Watercolor Artist Magazine.