Hayley Goodhead is one of this year’s most exciting artistic discoveries. Her witty and distinctive animal images are inspired by all things contemporary – well known brands, the colours and patterns of the fashion world, the modern love of the visual joke – and she brings these elements together in her uniquely appealing realist style and vibrant palette.
Hayley was born in Staffordshire and from a young age all she ever wanted to be was a professional artist. She graduated from The University of Gloucestershire in 2010 with a BA (Hons) degree in Fine Art and embarked on her personal journey towards artistic recognition, painting during the week and finding inspiration at the weekend working in a gallery.
In her second year at university Hayley had received a commission to paint a black Labrador and this had started her on the path towards wildlife and other animal painting. Her work was noticed in the gallery and she began to take on commissions and frame and exhibit her work. More commissions came in, the work began to sell, and Hayley began to forge a reputation, first locally, then nationally.
Her stylish images have swiftly become highly sought-after and her creative imagination and unstoppable flow of new ideas suggest that she is a major star in the making.