Artist and musician Edwina Goodman was born on May 18, 1930 in Nettleton, Mississippi. Her family moved to Aberdeen, Mississippi, later on in her childhood. She attended Belhaven College where she studied voice, graduating in 1951. She married Bill Goodman in June of 1951. The couple moved to Jackson, Mississippi, in 1953. Goodman earned a master’s degree in music from Mississippi College in 1974.
Goodman began painting with watercolors in the late 1980’s. She was a member of the Jackson Watercolor Group and the Mississippi Watercolor Society. Goodman died in 2015.