Sylvia H Goulden

Sylvia Hamilton Goulden is an award winning artist exploring movement, energy and emotion, expressed through the mediums of water color, acrylic, monoprint, collage and assemblage.

Her artwork has been described as having a ''joie de vivre" that reflects her dance background. Whether filled with bold colors and kinetic energy, or a softer, lyrical approach, her paintings project an exciting vitality that has delighted viewers at her extensive California exhibits. Her curiosity and sense of adventure allow work in several mediums which have been enthusiastically received, and have a place in many private collections in the United States and abroad.

Before focusing primarily on painting, Sylvia was co-director of FreeFlight Dance Company, an innovative group that performed in art galleries and museums, designing improvisational dances inspired by the artwork on exhibit. She has devoted many years to visual and performing arts learning programs, leading workshops for teachers, children and community groups as an Artist Specialist in So. California and was Executive Director of Bethune Ballet Dance Outreach, arts program for disabled children.

Sylvia is a current member of Women Painters West, Collage Artists of America, Valley Watercolor Society, California Art League, LA Experimental Artists, and was a founding director of Artist Co-op 7. She continues to teach art as time permits.


Bodies in Motion

Using different media, this work reflects the human form expressing movement, energy, exuberance and life force.

Shadows in a Dream “Shadows in a Dream”

Mixed Media on paper, 20x27 plus matte and frame

In the Moment “In the Moment”

Mixed Media on paper 11x14 plus matte & frame

Fancy Passing “Fancy Passing”

Collage on Paper, 30x22 plus matte and frame

Dream Phase “Dream Phase”

Mixed Media on Paper, 11x14, plus matte and frame