Goodfellow; A short biography
In 1967, when Stephen was fourteen, he and his family moved to Monterrey, Mexico. Here he enjoyed a freedom hitherto not experienced; it was in Mexico that Goodfellow seriously started to sketch. At the age of fifteen (1969,) he applied for and was accepted to East Ham Technical College (Foundation Course,) in London, England. With a full grant and awarded for exceptional merit, he obtained a Diploma for Art and Design (BFA) at Hull Regional College of Art in the North-East of England in 1974.
In 1975 Goodfellow
came to Wayne State University in Detroit to pursue his Post graduate
degree. He graduated from Wayne State University in 1977 an M.F.A. having
concentrated on painting and printmaking. During his studies at Wayne
State University, Stephen discovered that it was possible to transfer
his primary color printing technique to conventional surfaces. This
technique is called 'Primary Micropointillism'.
uses only the primary colors (yellow, red and blue,) which are applied
to the surface in small spatters of color. By using different intensities
of these three colors one can produce an almost limitless palate of
colors. Several examples of these works have been acquired by the Detroit
Institute of Art and further work was recently in the "Interventions"
Exhibition at the DIA in 1995. This institution has purchased three
of Goodfellow's paintings Even before the advent of the World Wide Web,
Stephen demonstrated that the principles of Micropointillism are perfectly
suited for the electronic medium; that the manipulation of primary colors
make for a seamless transition between the reflective and the radiative
By 1999, Goodfellow had launched into Macropointillism a technique similar to Micropointillism, but executed with sizable dabs of primary color on large canvases.
moved from Highland Park, Michigan where he spent 33 years, to Ann Arbor
in 2008 where he resided until 2011, at which time he moved to San Miguel
de Allende, Mexico and is presently working on fresco buon, digital
art and writing.
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