Born in Stockholm, Sweden in 1935 Goran studied art at the Konstfack University College of Arts and Desgin graduating in 1968.
He taught art and art history at highschool and university levels in Sweden. In 1975 - 78 he was awarded a placement with SIDA (Swedish International Development Agency) to found a teaching aid department at the Kenya Science Teachers College in Nairobi, Kenya.
Since retiring as an arts educator in 2000 Goran's oil paintings have focused to landscapes. Moving to Canada in 2005 he now calls Elora Ontario home. Goran's works are represented in both public and private collections internationally.