Dina Good, born in Washington State and now residing in Fort Worth Texas, is a self-trained artist whose work spans decades. She is a member of the Visual Arts Society of Texas winning the notable award of “Artist of the month” for February 2020.
Dina won her first award at the age of 8 by designing a poster for a nationally touring stage production of Alice in Wonderland. She has eclectic artistic skills that range from designing and creating a gown worn to Clintons first Inaugural Ball, to designing and creating with her artistic sister Selena Good, a 3-D set for The Fred Hutch Cancer Benefit that featured the Seattle skyline and a 5-foot tall top hat. Being proficient in many mediums and scales of artworks; she has oil paintings in miniature on display in the Ford Orientation Center which houses a replica of George Washington’s home in Mount Vernon, Virginia. Many of her artworks are in private collections from Mercer Island WA to Munich Germany.
As a Texan, I am in love with things that are big, open, and colorful, yet also subtle and nuanced. Through my artwork, I try to create tension and emotion through form, contrast, and light. Everything is captured in the spontaneous dance and movement of the paint as it connects to the canvas. While I make no attempt to portray actual places or scenes, I do want my paintings to suggest a viewpoint and create an emotion.
My work doesn’t reference recognizable form. The results are deconstructed to the extent that meaning is shifted and possible interpretation becomes multifaceted. By examining the ambiguity and origination via retakes and variations, I create intense personal moments by means of rules and omissions, acceptance and refusal, luring the viewer round and round in circles as the meaning shifts and the emotion surfaces.
My mission is to increase the dynamic between audience and art by investigating the duality that develops through different interpretations of what we see, with originality, innovation, and ingenuity. By applying abstraction, I try to increase the dynamic between audience and author by objectifying emotions and investigating the duality that develops through different interpretations.