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A San Francisco, Bay Area native, John Gowan is a California artist known for his paintings of local landscapes. Since he was young artist, Gowan has held a passion for colors found in nature and the creative process of transforming individual colors into stimulating works of art. Beginning in his youth, the artist relished the experience of creating and experimenting with the aesthetics of color, and of re-creating the world through his own eyes with the medium of sketching and painting. Independent and resourceful, Gowan developed his artistic skills through self-education and self- discipline and he draws his inspiration for art from the natural world around him, focusing on landscapes. As a landscape artist, Gowan's work takes viewers on a journey from the western shores of California to the Sierra mountains, from sunrises to sunsets, with all the natural beauty of California. The splendor of the natural landscape compels him to generate the magnificence of nature in ways that invite the eye to examine environmental scenes at an in-depth perspective. Gowan relishes the challenge of capturing moments in nature that may fade as quickly as the setting sun. Such a first-hand account of nature allows him to use a variety of senses to shape the structure of his landscape paintings. Through his unique personal style of various techniques, mediums, and colors, Gowan can immortalize and share a special moment in time with the world. "I always knew that I wanted to be an artist so that I could bring the beauty of nature into the hearts of people and to capture a single moment in my paintings while putting a smile on someone’s face. I hope that my work inspires others to take a more intimate look at this majestic landscape that surrounds us and encourage people to adopt a personal feeling of stewardship. It is an amazing feeling to be close to nature and to study and capture on canvas the beauty that it has to offer.”
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A San Francisco, Bay Area native, John Gowan is a California artist known for his paintings of local landscapes. Since he was young artist, Gowan has held a passion for colors found in nature and the creative process of transforming individual colors into stimulating works of art. Beginning in his youth, the artist relished the experience of creating and experimenting with the aesthetics of color, and of re-creating the world through his own eyes with the medium of sketching and painting. Independent and resourceful, Gowan developed his artistic skills through self-education and self- discipline and he draws his inspiration for art from the natural world around him, focusing on landscapes. As a landscape artist, Gowan's work takes viewers on a journey from the western shores of California to the Sierra mountains, from sunrises to sunsets, with all the natural beauty of California. The splendor of the natural landscape compels him to generate the magnificence of nature in ways that invite the eye to examine environmental scenes at an in-depth perspective. Gowan relishes the challenge of capturing moments in nature that may fade as quickly as the setting sun. Such a first-hand account of nature allows him to use a variety of senses to shape the structure of his landscape paintings. Through his unique personal style of various techniques, mediums, and colors, Gowan can immortalize and share a special moment in time with the world. "I always knew that I wanted to be an artist so that I could bring the beauty of nature into the hearts of people and to capture a single moment in my paintings while putting a smile on someone’s face. I hope that my work inspires others to take a more intimate look at this majestic landscape that surrounds us and encourage people to adopt a personal feeling of stewardship. It is an amazing feeling to be close to nature and to study and capture on canvas the beauty that it has to offer.”
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copyright © 2018
A San Francisco, Bay Area native, John Gowan is California artist known for his paintings of local landscapes. Since he was young artist, Gowan has held a passion for colors found in nature and the creative process of transforming individual colors into stimulating works of art. Beginning in his youth, the artist relished the experience of creating and experimenting with the aesthetics of color, and of re-creating the world through his own eyes with the medium of sketching and painting. Independent and resourceful, Gowan developed his artistic skills through self-education and self-discipline and he draws his inspiration for art from the natural world around him, focusing on landscapes. As a landscape artist, Gowan's work takes viewers on a journey from the western shores of California to the Sierra mountains, from sunrises to sunsets, with all the natural beauty of California. The splendor of the natural landscape compels him to generate the magnificence of nature in ways that invite the eye to examine environmental scenes at an in-depth perspective. Gowan relishes the challenge of capturing moments in nature that may fade as quickly as the setting sun. Such a first-hand account of nature allows him to use a variety of senses to shape the structure of his landscape paintings. Through his unique personal style of various techniques, mediums, and colors, Gowan can immortalize and share a special moment in time with the world. "I always knew that I wanted to be an artist so that I could bring the beauty of nature into the hearts of people and to capture a single moment in my paintings while putting a smile on someone’s face. I hope that my work inspires others to take a more intimate look at this majestic landscape that surrounds us and encourage people to adopt a personal feeling of stewardship. It is an amazing feeling to be close to nature and to study and capture on canvas the beauty that it has to offer.”
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JOHN GOWAN
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