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Sunny Goode

A painting should make you feel something

Sunny Stack Goode has always been an observer. Her mission now is to be a change maker by utilizing her artwork and ideas to inspire social change. She promotes relationship health by creating products inspiring organic conversations about love. These conversations lead her to The One LOVE Foundation, which she raises awareness for daily.

She is an entrepreneur and contemporary full time artist who holds a BA in Art History from Hollins University in 1990. Sunny also completed coursework in the physiological and psychological effects of color, through the IACC-NA in California.

In her own words, “Color is how I communicate. Even in my earliest memories, color was the primary voice – it is no wonder I became an artist and love to paint. I believe, “A painting should make you feel something, and leave you thinking”. I often look back at a series I’ve done and realize that I can “see” very clearly what was going on in my life at that time, in the lines and shapes, but primarily with the colors I used. I tend to paint in a series, working through an emotion, or savoring a feeling I get by painting a similar subject with different color variations. Painting brings me joy and also helps me through more difficult times in my life. I often think of it as my mental yoga. My hope is to create paintings that evoke an emotion, creates a feeling that gets deeper each time you look at them, and leaves you thinking.” 

Recently she started, LOVEVOLVE LLC. Using the knowledge of the physiological and psychological effects of color combined with the power of words, Sunny creates products from her art therapy art utilizing the word LOVE and EVOLVE.Her artwork is then printed onto products, primarily textiles, scarves and baby swaddles. Her interests lie in the intangible aspects of her work and the energy around the pieces. If you literally wrap an baby in a LOVE Swaddle, and send them home from the hospital with a very visual daily reminder of LOVE, and provide each family with healthy relationship guidance from The One Love Foundation, what are the long term social and emotional effects of this? This mission began September 1, 2020, at the HCA Henrico Doctors Hospital in Richmond, Va, where her three children were born 20+ years earlier. It will be fun to watch the effects. Sunny encourages all who are in the maternity world to join the LOVE Swaddle® mission.  She often wonders if someone had done this 25 years earlier when she gave birth to her first child, what would our communities look like today?

 “I have always used art as therapy, so making the visual connection with the love art to the emotional connection of relationship health feels very natural and serendipitous to me.”

We believe one simple act, and awareness is the beginning of BIG change. Her work has been featured in publications such as Southern Living, Traditional Home, Coastal Living and The Washington Post. Sunny currently resides in  Virginia with her three children, Presley, Whit, and Beck. Her original artwork can be found in private and corporate collections all over the country.


Sunny Stack Goode b.1968


1990 B.A. Art History Hollins University

1992-1994 Isabel O’Neil School for the Art of the Painted Finish NYC

 2004-2007  IACC-NA San Diego, CA



1993-2010 Self Employed Decorative Artist Richmond, Virginia

2000-2010 Owned and Operated Sunny’s Goodtime Paints, Inc Manufactured and sold an acrylic glaze product sold throughout the USA

2019- Present, Founder/Owner Lovevolve LLC

Published Sterling, NYC

Paint Can 2005

Paint Can Kids Rooms 2008



1998 Solo Show ‘Tulips’ Riverfront Plaza Richmond Va

2001 Solo Show Zeus Gallery Richmond, VA

2006 Solo Show Figure Eight Yacht Club Wilmington NC

2013 Joint Show Reflections of Nature Georgetown DC

2016 Joint show. Women Artist Lynchburg Academy of the arts

2019 Solo Show Love:Evolve Lynchburg Academy of the arts

2021 Academy  Center of the Arts Lynchburg; National Juried Show – 3rd place

2022 St. Christopher’s School – Words


Private Collections:

California San Francisco

Colorado Denver

Florida Miami, Delray, Naples, Jupiter Island, Vero Beach

Georgia Atlanta, Clayton

New York Bronxville, Glen Cove, Manhattan

North Carolina Edenton, Charlotte, Raleigh, Wilmington

Maryland Baltimore, Bethesda

South Carolina Charleston

Texas Dallas

Virginia Charlottesville, Alexandria, Richmond, Lexington, Fredricksburg, Mclean, Smith Mountain Lake, Bath County

Washington Seattle

Washington DC

Wyoming Jackson Hole


International Private Collections

Exuma Bahamas

Parrot Cay Turks and Caicos


Corporate Collections

The London Company Richmond, Virginia

Raymond James Richmond, Virginia

Sloan Kettering Hospital Nassau, Long Island

Ethyl Corporation Richmond, Virginia

New Market Richmond, Virginia

Harris Williams Richmond, Virginia

Bernhart Capital New York, New York

The Georges Inn Lexington, Virginia

View Sunny Goode’s collection at the Stravitz Gallery.