Kelly Gowan was born in CA in 1973, but grew up in Texas since she was 3. Her Dad, Grandmother, and sister were all amazing artists. In college Kelly dabbled with painting, then met her husband in 1995. She has been happily married for over 20 years and has two children. In 2005 Kelly was diagnosed with stage III Breast cancer and is here today. This is a huge reason of why she moved out to the country, lives on a lake, paints EVERY DAY, and has such a zest for life. Kelly and her family now live in East Texas at Holly Lake Ranch. Her house overlooks a small lake where daily they are surrounded by wildlife such as deer, bald eagles, and so much more. Painting is her full time career now, and she is successfully selling her art in the US as well as France and Denmark. She is a Christian and thanks God every day for the blessing of being able to paint.
Kelly Gowan is an East Texas Abstract Artist, who works in resin, 3D artwork, and mixed media. In her 600+ sq ft studio in Holly Lake, she creates paintings with blow torches, her hands and more. Each piece is a unique design that has many many layers and processes involved to achieve the final look. She is constantly trying new techniques and working with multiple mediums of paints, inks, textures and tools. Her zest for life, a love of peace, music, and nature, and all of this comes out in her art. She works in her studio at Holly Lake Ranch where she does large commissioned pieces and anything she dreams up. She loves working with clients to come up with the right size art for walls, color schemes that work in a home or office and creative looks and styles that each person will truly love! Kelly loves art so much that she says she wakes up thinking about it, paints during the day, and falls asleep dreaming of her next creation. To her, the best part is watching someone fall in love with the art she has created; which is easy to do!. Kelly kick started her career when she accepted into a juried show and able to participated in one of the Nations top art shows, Forth Worth Mainstreet Art Fest, where she sold out. She has successfully sold art in almost every state in the US, as well as paintings overseas to Denmark and France! She has successfully implanted large scale art installations in both corporate settings and many homes and offices.