Born in Taunton, Massachusetts, Jacquie Gouveia earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Bryant College in business administration and accounting. Gouveia always considered herself an artist—she taught herself painting, and spent several years on her own, creating small, plein-air landscapes. This process and self-discipline taught her about light and color. She built upon this knowledge and began creating abstract landscape paintings in which she simplified the landscape while retaining her love for color.
In 2012 she was selected as one of the Top 50 Emerging Artists by the editorial staff of the New York based magazine, Art Business News. In 2013 she was invited to display her work at 1stdibs in the New York Design Center in New York City. She was the first non-New York artist invited to sell her paintings through this venue.
Her paintings are collected throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe.