Matthew Goldman Drawing


During the 70’s Matthew Goldman wrote and illustrated a children’s book and a short book concerning an octagonal cottage that he constructed on an island. He was briefly editor of the local poetry quarterly, A Letter Among Friends. After working the next 20 years as a toolmaker, he retired in and spent a few years writing plays, then purchased a small sailboat, he named Moonwind. After working part time repairing boats in Noank, CT, he began journals of his sailing and waterfront activities, a couple of hundred that were published in magazines. Two collections of these journals, which included his own illustrations, were published by Breakaway Books: The Journals of Constant Waterman, 2007, and Moonwind at Large, 2011.

Goldman also researched, wrote and illustrated two volumes of local history: Landmarks You must Visit in SE Connecticut (2011) and More Landmarks You Must Visit in SE Connecticut (2015), and wrote and illustrated two children’s books. His last book, At the Midpoint of Eternity (2018) is a compendium of memoirs, poetry and illustrations. Since then, he has been working solely at illustrating.

Matthew has been a member of the Mystic Art Center, the Wickford Art Association, Courthouse Center for the Arts, and the Converse Gallery. He has also contributed illustrations to several other books and done proof reading and editing.