Kyle Hunter Goodwin
A self taught artist, Kyle was born on the Gulf Coast of Florida and began drawing as soon as he could hold a pencil.
Growing up life consisted of sailing, surfing, fishing, and living the beach lifestyle, his background is evident in his designs. With an innate and driving hunger to create through a variety of mediums art is not only a passion but a way of life.
An avid surfer for more than 20 years, a lifestyle was shaped by the tides. A lifestyle that has taken Kyle to many a beautiful vista, taught many lessons and bred a career based on passion and fun.
An enthusiast of the "free ride", surfing, mountain biking, snowboarding, and whatever else that offers excitement and a laugh is part of living---The natural world is a playground!
Whether it be glass, drawing, cooking, or sport, artistic and personal expression is everywhere and exists with these and many other canvases.
Though drawing had been the principal form of visual expression for Kyle, the discovery of glass and sandblasting laid a heavy affect, and since 1994 it has been a source of great inspiration. With it's ability to be manipulated in so many dramatic ways it presents new challenges and possibilities every day.
Kyle constantly tries new techniques and methods to make his creations stand alone and personally unique. He strives to create the most visually exciting and realistic designs in glass that are possible. Having been self-taught there are no rules or boundaries known and his mind is free to dream. By attempting unconventional means he will continue to push the limits of what is known with sandcarved glass and the work will always evolve. Through personal discovery, travel, and curiosity, art, like life is an evolution that will never cease.
Kyle H. Goodwin work statement...
I strive to create unique work that stands alone...I am obsessed with details and thinking "outside the box".
I have visions as to how I see my work and where I want to take it.
Progression and invention is a big part of creating and I'm always thinking of the next way or what I can do next to make the imagery more realistic or to make my work recognized as different.
Rules do not apply if you're a free thinker and I do not want comparisons or to be like anyone else and my work reflects that.
And while I do like to do things my own way I also pride myself on acting in a professional manner making my clients very happy by giving a little extra and delivering on time and generally before a deadline. More to come...
Here's a short video showing my shop...