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Dr Elaine M Goodwin

Honorary Research Fellow


Born England, BA Hons, Art Training Exeter College of Art and Design, UK. Awarded Honorary Doctorate of Letters (DLitt) for outstanding contribution to the world of art, by the University of Exeter, July 2010.

Member of the Chelsea Arts Club.

Made an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies in 2010.

Her work can be seen in many of the public spaces at Exeter University:

Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies

  • Reflecting me Reflecting you (2010)
  • Thought Waves (1994)

Foyer, Amory Building, Streatham Campus

  • Mists II: The Known and the Unknown (2009)
  • Law (1997)

Xfi Café, Streatham Campus

  • Touché (2008)

The Mary Harris Memorial Chapel, Streatham Campus

  • Breathing The Eternal (2011)

Senate Chamber, Northcote House

  • Pillar of Light (2000)

Personal website:

Research interests

A continuous research...
Elaine works exclusively in the medium of mosaic using precious Venetian golds and glass smalto. These specialised materials - so well understood by Byzantine artists for their light-emitting qualities and inherent spiritual power - provide her with a continual challenge. Her imagery is celebratory. It includes translating her experiences and questionings of life - the Absolutes.


2008 Mosaic Today, David Porteous Publications, UK and Trafalgar Square USA UK ISBN-13: 978-1570763991

2007 The Human Form in Mosaic, Crowood Press, UK ISBN-13: 978-1861269812

2003 Encyclopedia of Mosaic, Batsford/Chrysalis UK ISBN-13: 978-1570762666

2000 Classic Mosaic, Quintet UK (also trans.) ISBN-13: 978-1840923285

1999 The Art of Decorative Mosaic, Crowood Press, UK (revised ed. 2008) ISBN-13: 978-1847970565

1992 Decorative Mosaics, Letts/New Holland, UK (also trans.) ISBN 1-84537 055 4 (2005 ed.)

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