Jacquie Gouveia is a contemporary New England artist showcased in Mishkalo

Jacquie Gouveia

Southampton, USA

abtract landscape painter

My paintings reflect the overall essence of landscapes that I either see or imagine. By keeping the composition simple I can focus on balancing colors, values and texture. The beauty and emotion is in the simplicity.

Jacquie Gouveia – landscape artist!

My paintings come from a place of true love. A love for nature, a love for color and a love for the creative process. But they also come from a deep need to work with my hands and the desire to create something. I don’t know why I have this desire, but I’m perfectly happy just going with it and I don’t question it.

Jacquie Gouveia is a contemporary New England artist showcased in Mishkalo
At what age did you know you wanted to be an artist?
I always wanted to be an artist since I was a child. I loved to draw and had a very active imagination. I even had a couple of imaginary friends that I played with.
What is the earliest artwork you did that you can remember?
The first thing I can remember drawing is Snoopy and the Peanuts characters. I drew them a lot and pretended I was one of the gang.
Which classical or contemporary artists have inspired you?
I’m a self taught artist and first studied the works of Monet and the Impressionists while I was learning to paint en-plein air. As my work evolved into larger and more abstract pieces, I turned to Hans Hofmann, Mark Rothko and Wolf Kahn as guides. Hofmann’s work is so liberating, energetic and free whereas Rothko’s work is more controlled and strategic. I like mixing the two and finding a balance.
How would you describe your artistic style?
My style leans towards abstracting the landscape. You can easily see how my paintings reflect landscapes, but I leave out a lot of the details and focus on the large, beautiful areas of colors.
When did you first sell an artwork? How did you feel?
My first gallery sale was of a small plein-air painting. I had a goal for that particular year, probably 2003 or 2004, to sell a painting. I got a call from the gallery on New Year’s Eve day that I had sold something! I was so excited – I hit my goal on the last day of the year!
What's your workstyle? Do you work on one piece at a time or work simultaneously on multiple pieces?
I usually work on multiple pieces at a time. My sizes vary, so I’m usually working on 1 or 2 larger pieces and mixing in smaller pieces. However, if I’m really in the creative process zone and a larger piece is just flowing, I stick with it. I don’t want to break that flow – it’s too precious.
How do you get the inspiration for a new piece?
Since I’m inspired by landscapes, I get inspired by being outdoors, going for walks or hikes. Just spending time in nature can get my creative juices flowing. Other times I get a desire to work with a specific color. I’ll just start putting that color on the canvas and run with it.
Tell us a bit about your personal life ...
I live with my husband Mike in Southampton, MA – we just moved to this beautiful area about 18 months ago. I’ve always had a great sense of humor and love being around other funny people. My husband says I have a wonderful way of “disarming people and making them feel at ease” I like to think that’s true.

My finished piece needs to feel balanced to me. Balanced in the colors I’ve used; a balance in the dark, light and medium values; and a balance in the quiet areas versus the more detailed, noisy areas.

A few pieces from Jacquie Gouveia’s gallery

Fallen for Her

Happy to Visit

Why they love Jacquie Gouveia’s art

Christine Elder, US Ambassador to Liberia

Regarding my painting “New England Pond” – “It is the perfect counterpoint to the open views of the Atlantic Ocean. It is a beautiful work that many visitors have cited as their favorite in the whole collection”

M. Elsenwrath, Duluth, MN

I received Roses Past as a gift from my husband and love it! This pair reminds me of our view of Lake Superior from our home. Thank you for the beautiful art. I look forward to displaying it in our guest room. “

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Jacquie Gouveia's Shows & Exhibitions

Art in Embassies, Monrovia, Liberia 2016-2019 Hosted Pop-Up Gallery, Wilmington, VT October 2015 “Naturally”, The Next Door Gallery- May 2015-June 2015 – Mansfield, MA “Earth”, Trescott St Gallery- April 2015 – Taunton, MA “Seeing Red”, Trescott St Gallery- February 2015 – Taunton, MA Artexpo New York – April 2014 – New York, NY “Summer Pleasure” – Summer 2013 – 1stdibs @ NY Design Ctr – New York, NY “Fall Into Art” – October 2012 – VisionArt Consulting – Washington, DC Annual Juried Art Show – Fall 2012 – Plymouth, MA PAAM Members 12 x 12 Exhibition- June 2012 – Provincetown, MA PAAM Members 12 x 12 Exhibition- July 2011 – Provincetown, MA ArtExpo New York- March 2011 – New York, NY Illuminations – Summer 2009 – Massachusetts General Hospital’s Cancer Center, Boston, MA “A New Spirit of Progress” – Nov 2007 – New York, NY The Next Door Gallery – Nov 07-Feb 08 – Mansfield, MA Solo Artist – Taylor Realty – November 2007 – Easthampton, MA Solo Artist – KW Home – June 2007 – Easthampton, MA SoWa Art Walk – May 2007 – Boston, MA Artist of the Month – January 2007 – Art for Progress, New York, NY Solo Artist – October 2006 – January 2007 Paintings on display at Fitness Together, Newbury Street, Boston, MA “Paint World’s End & Hingham Harbor” 2006 – South Street Gallery, Hingham, MA “Arcadia:The End of Time” 2006 – Projekt30.com, Juried Artist “Paint Your Pet” 2006 – South Street Gallery, Hingham, MA “Community Canvas” 2006 – ArtWorks! New Bedford, MA “Holiday Fireworks” 2005-2006 – Deerhill Inn, West Dover, VT “Small Works” 2005 * 2004 * 2003 – South Street Gallery, Hingham, MA “Paint the Square” 2005 * 2004 * 2003 – South Street Gallery, Hingham, MA “Art on the Mountain” 2005 * 2004 – Mt. Snow, West Dover, VT (Juried Artist) “House of the Living Arts” 2005 – Wheaton College, Norton, MA