Goodwin was born in, Cambridgeshire in 1975 and now lives in Northumberland. He was formally trained in illustration at Falmouth College of Art where he discovered Photorealism, an American art movement from the 1960-70's. He instantly felt a connection with this precise practice of using photographic images as the primary subject matter. He has since continued to play with this genre by working it into his own unique style. From early portraits to his wine and champagne bottles Goodwin continually challenges himself both technically and compositionally with each piece in order to create a semblance of realism that transcends his subject (the photograph). Tallantyre were pleased to introduce Goodwin as one of their hottest talents for 2007 and his work continues to gain many collectors and admires alike.