Paul Goodnight Art Work

At an early age Paul Goodnight utilized artistic expression as a means of communications. From his young life where he steadily ran into trouble avoiding school and authority to his traumatic experience in Vietnam when he lost his ability to speak, art has been his saving grace. Determined to succeed, he enrolled in English Courses at Roxbury Community College and eventually earned a Bachelor's Degree from Massachusetts College of Art in 1976.

His creative efforts were nurtured and inspired by several local artists including Dana Chandler, Gary Rickson and painting instructor Paul Rahilly. Goodnight has developed his own unique aesthetic philosophy to document the humanity of Black people around the world. He often incorporates African themes and symbols to provide depths of history and culture.