My name is John Gowdy originally from Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA now living in Castelfranco, in the Veneto Region of Italy. I am a retired captain from the Atlantic City Fire Department having served 27 years, half of those years in the rank of captain. I have relocated to a quiet little town in northeast Italy very close to Venice. I have dedicated the rest of my life to the arts. May it be, painting, sculpture, or the performance of both together. I love what I do and I hope you will too!
You can book a show of Flying Colors, hire my company to create a beautiful sand sculpture display, or simply purchase a painting or marble sculpture by contacting me at the e-mail address email@example.com
In these following pages you will see artwork in three catagories:
Flying Colors - A crazy performance in which I paint large portraits of famous people on a spinning canvas to music. Each painting being realized in the time it takes two songs to play or about seven minutes! The resulting paintings are usually auctioned off to support a local non profit organization. Many videos of the show can be seen on Youtube by searching John Gowdy Flying Colors.
Sand Sculpture - I have been carving sand for over 25 years professionaly. I have won many national, international, and world first place awards in just about every master sand sculpture competition on the planet. My greatest and most often award is "people's choice". I love pleasing the people who look at my sand displays and get an emotional feeling from them. I work in locations such as: weddings, conventions, state fairs, private parties, lobbies of beautiful hotels, and yes... even on beaches around the world. I teach the artform to large groups of children, adults, and at corporate team building events.
Marble Sculpture - My interest in sand sculpture has evolved into a more permenent medium, marble. I have many marble sculptures on public display in New Jersey high schools such as; Princeton, Atlantic City, Absegami, Oakcrest, and Woodbury. Other public displays are; The Police And Fire Fighter's Memorial Park in Atlantic City, NJ and The Galloway, NJ Public Library. Many marble sculptures have been sold to private collectors. I hope you will enjoy my art work!