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Taos artist Mark Gould has been featured prominently in a six-page article in August’s edition of Southwest Art Magazine.
Gould’s contemporary, vibrant and compelling paintings reflect his out-of-the-box way of thinking, where the boundaries of convention are challenged through vivid landscapes.
Raised in a small farming community in Iowa, Gould taps into his memories as a child as inspiration before embarking on most paintings.
Now a Taos resident with his wife, Mary Domito, Gould has always been deeply affected by New Mexico’s landscape.
Yet, when it comes to his artistic interpretations, he offers imaginative renditions which offer “sensory based experiences” that are transformative. “Taos has staggeringly beautiful combinations of geology, meteorology, and astronomy,” he said. “Just stand at the Rio Grande Gorge’s edge while a full moon rises above the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and the sun sets behind the Brazos, and you will see what I mean.”
The Southwest Art Magazine by Rosemary Carstens said of Gould: “Gould is achieving growing recognition for his bold approach to interpreting the natural world.”
Gould received his fine arts degree at University of Iowa and was the recipient of a full scholarship to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He studied at the University of Denver, Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, Denver Art Students League, Colorado State University, and the University of New Mexico.
Gould’s works are housed throughout the world in public and private collections.
In 2010, Gould was presented with the Williams Award for best of show by the prestigious Gilcrease Museum at the annual Collectors’ Reserve invitational exhibition.
Gould’s works are represented in a number of galleries across America including Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art in Santa Fe; Lanning Gallery in Sedona, Ariz.; High Country Art in Blue Ridge, GA.; and Pierson Gallery in Tulsa, Okla. Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art in Santa Fe featuring Gould’s new work, “Arcadian Calm,” will run through Aug. 23.
Pieces within the “Arcadian Calm” collection capture a sense of calm within the work and delve into the dichotomy of safety versus exploration.
Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art is located at 702 Canyon Road in Santa Fe.
To read the full article titled, “Mark Gould: Breaking Free,” pick up a copy of Southwest Art Magazine’s August edition in newsstands, or visit southwestart.com/featured/gould-m-aug2013.
Southwest Art Magazine is a consumer magazine focusing on art including profiles of artists in the Southwest, new exhibits, and gallery openings.
For more information about Mark Gould Fine Art, visit markgouldart.com or call 575-776-8765.
Taos has drawn artists for centuries for its limitless light, idyllic landscape, and ability to draw inspiration.
In March 2013, Taos was named by ArtPlaces as one of America’s “Top Art Places” because of its many art museums, galleries, and attractiveness as an arts destination.
For more information about Taos and its history as an original art colony in the U.S., visit taos.org.