Paul Gould was born in New York City but has lived in the Hudson Valley for most of his life. He currently resides in Cornwall, NY
He began his painting career at the age of eleven under the guidance of his father, noted artist and illustrator, John Gould. In 1957, Paul's parents founded the Bethlehem Art Gallery, where he has conducted art classes for more than 30 years. Paul has recently taught outdoor painting workshops in New England, Ireland, and Portugal.
Besides Teaching, Paul Gould is highly regarded for his expertise in painting restoration. Because of his artistic skill and experience, he is also frequently called upon to judge art
Paul attended Syracuse University as an art major and holds a degree in history from Marist College. Besides his father, numerous professional artists have guided his career. He has also participated in numerous art
workshops. Painting and instructing in all media, he is well known for his landscape paintings of the Hudson Valley, New England and Ireland. Other favorite subjects include wildlife, florals and marine subjects. He also accepts private painting commissions.
Paul Gould's Paintings and limited edition prints are included in numerous private and public collections around the world. He is currently represented by the Bethlehem Art Gallery.
Paul's work is frequently included in juried exhibitions. They include the Oil Painters of America National Show, the Hudson Valley Art Association Exhibit and several shows at the Kent Art Association, Kent, CT and most recently Arts for the Parks (Top 200).
Memberships include the Oil Painters of America, Kent Art Association and the Hudson Valley Pastel Society.
Recent awards include
first place in oils at the Orange County Art Federation Art Show 2000 and an award for excellence in pastel at the Kent Art Association annual Members
Exhibition. He is currently working on several paintings for national and international competitions. One of his long term goals is the creation of a series of drawings and paintings covering the entire length of the Hudson River from its beginning in the Adirondack Mountains, to its end in New York City.
Future plans also include teaching an expanded schedule of travel workshops.