Lark Calderon-Gomez was born and raised in California where she fell in love with oil painting when she was seven. Her mother, a gifted artist, started teaching her at that time. She was twenty years old when she landed her first professional work as an illustrator for a book on magic illusions published by Pearson/Simmel Press. She went on to work in animation for award-winning MetroLight Studios in LA. She worked under award-winning digital effects artist, Mark A. Lassoff. They worked in the 2D division called, MetroCel, where Lark painted cels on Ren & Stimpy and Beavis & Butthead, respectively.
In 1994 Lark and her husband decided to move back to Northern California for a peaceful life in the mountains.
In Lake Tahoe, she studied for four years with talented painter, Phyllis Shafer.
Lark and her husband now live in the San Francisco Bay Area.