Roc Goudreau was born in Ware, Massachusetts where he started his art career at a young age. After studying painting with Elizabeth Howe Lincoln, he went on to study drawing under Dean G. Keller at Lyme Academy of Fine Arts.
During the last 40 years Roc has made a living as a professional artist. He has taught color theory and application techniques at the Northampton School of Design, is a long time member of the Western Mass Illustrators Guild (WMIG), and one of the founders of Workshop13, a non-profit cultural arts and learning center that supports the development of visual, performing and expressive artists. Here Roc teaches various art classes including painting and drawing for adults and children.