Ariane Goodwin Short Bio

Life In Bullet Points

  • Graduated magna cum laude in a baby boomer high school class in Salem, OR where all the class whizzes zoomed off to East Coast, Ivy League schools. So, of course, I went my own way: Alaska Pacific University in Anchorage
  • Traveled Europe and Turkey for several years after graduating magna cum laude with a B.A. and a double major in history and philosophy; then, eschewing my acceptance into New York’s American Academy of Dramatic Arts
  • Returned to the US and settled in New England. Raised two girls, divorced, then graduated from The University of Massachusetts with a Ph.D. in Human Development and Creative Behavior
  • In the same time period, wrote the only book on artist statements, which reversed the trend of artist statements as marketing ploys: Writing the Artist Statement; Revealing The True Spirit of Your Work
  • Pioneered and developed the smARTist Telesummit for six years, the first and only professional career development conference for visual artists online or off!
  • Reluctantly slipped the smARTist Telesummit onto the back burner as I fell in love, healed from full-knee replacement surgery (as ridiculous as it sounds, I couldn’t open a single letter for 3 months), moved out of my home of 40 years, married and now I’m here reinventing my online self.
  • Celebrated my youngest daughter’s debut novel with St. Martin’s Press, Girl In The Afternoon, which I edited for her at least 4 times!
  • Then celebrated (and edited) her second novel, The Girls With No Names, coming out under a Harcourt and Brace imprint January 2020
  • Never mind writing the screenplay with her, which she’s turned into a novel and just now sold with 50 riveting pages and an outline (highly unusual for fiction)
  • Edited my first visual artist project: Carol McIntyre’s ground breaking book, I Just Want to Paint: Mixing the Colors You Want!
  • Collaborated with my new partner-in-smARTist-crime, Jordan of Socially Exceptional, as we work on launching smARTist 2.0
  • And now, I’m excited to work with you, my creative entrepreneurs, on any writing project that you want to be a success.

In fact, I’m so confident about how I can help you reveal the true spirit of your work, that I’m happy to offer 20 minutes of phone time—no fee —to talk about what you want, and what you need.

Not totally sure about what you want, and what you need?

No problem—let’s use your 20 minutes to explore what you want and what you need.

You can set up a time by clicking here.

Be well,

and may you always reveal the true spirit of your work,

Ariane Goodwin Writing The Artist Statement. Writing and Editing relief for the Creative Entrepreneur.