Abstract artist Sharon Goodman was born in 1941 in Detroit, Michigan, and began studying art at age fourteen. Choosing to live and raise a family in Morgantown, West Virginia, where her husband was a professor, Goodman graduated with an M.F.A. from West Virginia University in 1978. She studied printmaking under Will Petersen at West Virginia University and spent a year in Florence, Italy, studying early Renaissance art. Goodman works primarily with oil on paper and canvas, often in series and triptychs, creating paintings that range in size from 4” x 4” to 60” x 60.” She also works in lithography, encaustic, and glass.