Trudy Good was born in Hampshire. She spent her younger years exploring and romanticising the beauty of figurative painters. This included work by Rembrandt, Richter, Sargent, Degas, Giacometti and Bacon.
Trudy was also interested in the Pre-Raphaelites, where a subtle, supernatural beauty seemed to be hiding under the breath of the human form. Worlds where something beyond her natural perception was present.
Her use of charcoal and limited colour in selected areas is inspired by the haunting quality of antique photographs and monochrome qualities of Grisaille.
Trudy said: ‘Grisaille has a mysterious quality to it, and that mysterious quality is also hopefully carried into the way I treat the human form. The pictures become a living, breathing thing to me when the fabric only is in colour and the charcoal is quiet.