WHO WE ARE
Our works in sand can be of sizes for a table top display for weddings all the way up to many hundreds of tons of sand for large parties and state fairs."
"We take great pride in our work while being polite to all inquisitive onlookers."
- John Gowdy
My name is John Gowdy.
I am a New Jersey based "international" artist specializing in unbelievable sand sculpture displays of all kinds.
I am a retired fire fighter from the Atlantic City Fire Department having served 27 years, half of those years in the rank of captain. 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 know you will too!
In these following pages you will see artwork in three categories:
Sand Sculpture - My team and I have been carving sand for over 30 years professionally. I work with my lovely wife Laura. We have won many national, international, and world class first place awards in just about every master sand sculpture competition on the planet. Our greatest and most often won prize is "people's choice". We love pleasing the people who look at our sand displays and experience an emotional feeling from them.
We work at events such as:
You can see many time-lapse videos of our works in sand by searching "John Gowdy Team" on Youtube.
Flying Colors - is 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.
Marble Sculpture - My interest in sand sculpture has evolved into a more permanent 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 County Park in Atlantic City, NJ and The Galloway, NJ Public Library.
Many marble sculptures have been sold to private collectors.