We had the good fortune of connecting with Robert Goldman and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Robert, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
Success can be subjective. I have been a professional artist now for 50 years, some years more successful than others for sure. Since moving to Prescott in 2013 and being closer to the areas I like to paint, each year has gotten better! Just last October was the best month I have ever had. I give a lot of credit to the Maynard Dixon Legacy Museum who have given me consecutive one man shows with a third scheduled for 2021. Each show has been better than the last with a near sell out each time, in spite of Covid19. I specialize in the landscape of Northern AZ and Southern and Central Utah, and collectors now look forward to seeing each new work.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
My art career has been a long one (50 years). It’s been a process of discovery, learning, and lots of fortitude. In my case, I have specialized in the AZ and Utah landscape. Earlier on when we lived in Tucson, I was drawn to the landscape of Southern AZ, and developed lots of friendships with other artists. Before that, we lived in San Diego, CA where I painting and exhibited for 25 years. I just never give up, and always strive to improve.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
My wife Barbara and I enjoy taking our dogs for walks around the Courthouse Square here in Prescott, and visits to Willow and Watson lakes are always enjoyable.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
As mentioned earlier, I have to give a shout out to Paul and Susan Bingham at the Thunderbird Foundation (The Maynard Dixon Legacy Museum). Having the trust and support of art dealers with over 50 years experience is huge!