Mark Gould earned a BFA from the University of Iowa and has studied at the Denver Art Students League at the University of New Mexico. Impacted by impermanence in his childhood, Gould frequently paints an idyllic home, a safe haven of solace and consistency that he never had. The artist loves manipulating color, saying “I don’t feel like I have to use colors as they are exactly in nature. I often use whatever colors I have on my palette or whatever I decide to squeeze out of the tube while I’m working.” He also believes “work is flowing. It’s a wonderfully creative feeling, and a feeling of relief. Painting is a healing experience for me.” Gould currently lives and works in Taos, New Mexico.