Born in 1960 in Vancouver to a First Nations mother (grandmother is Squamish First Nations and great grand-daughter of Chief Joe & Mary Capilano) and Austrian father (with Romani lineage), Goodfellow has developed an award-winning contemporary aboriginal style.
Her art started seriously in her 40’s when she lived in the American Southwest which heavily influences her work to this day. She has several hundred two and three dimensional pieces including paintings, mannequins, assemblages, drums, gourds, and tambourines. She has her Certificate in Fine Art from the Emily Carr University of Art & Design. She currently hangs in Nk’ Mip Winery Gallery (Osoyoos) and Springbrooke Retreat Centre (Langley) with annual or bi-annual shows throughout western Canada since 2000.
In the long-running annual Peace Hills Trust National Bank’s First Nations Artist contest she placed 1st in 2013 (with over 160 entries), 2nd in 2007, and an Honourable Mention in 2011 (which became their Christmas Cards that year).
She currently resides on 12 acres halfway up Anarchist Mountain in Osoyoos with her partner and big horn sheep.