Scott Goudie is a visual artist and musician. He was born in St. John’s, Newfoundland in 1955.
Goudie’s artistic talent became evident at a young age and was nurtured by his private studies with prominent local artists. He studied with Paul Parsons, Gerald Squires, Don Wright, and Frank LaPointe. He also audited courses in printmaking, drawing, watercolour, and ceramics at Memorial University Extension Services.
After graduating from high school, he worked briefly as a commercial artist and silkscreen printer before leaving Newfoundland in 1972 to enroll in the Vancouver College of Art. He also studied jazz and blues guitar while living in Vancouver.
Goudie returned to St. John’s in 1977 and received a grant from the provincial Department of Tourism to develop on The St. John’s Series – a collection of 21 prints showing some of city’s most historic places. It toured Newfoundland and Nova Scotia from 1977-1978. He was also working at St. Michael’s Printshop.
His art has been exhibited extensively nationally and internationally. In 2012, the Christina Parker Gallery in St. John’s organized a retrospective of his work, Scott Goudie – Celebrating 35 Years. The show consisted of scores of prints, drawings and watercolours dating from 1977 to 2012.
In addition to being part of The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery’s Permanent Collection, Goudie’s artwork is represented in private and public collections such as the Canada Council Art Bank; the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia; the Owens Art Gallery at Mount Allison University, New Brunswick; the Nickle Arts Museum at the University of Calgary; and the Simon Fraser University Art Gallery in British Columbia.