Issue Six - July 2003
was born in Los Angeles, and she attended boarding school in Sweden during her teenage years, spending summers and holidays with relatives in the coastal islands of her immigrant parents’ native country. She studied art in night school at the Art Center in Los Angeles while working in the daytime. Hildegarde and her late husband, Bill Goss, moved to Lopez Island in 1975, where she still resides with her beloved Corgi and Big Dog, Bill’s Rottweiler.
From early childhood throughout a 40-year career as a massage therapist, Hildegarde Goss says, “I always painted.”