[vc_row][vc_column width=“1/2”][us_image image=“1969” size=“us_600_600_crop” align=“center” style=“shadow‑2”][/vc_column][vc_column width=“1/2”][vc_column_text]

Artist Information

Name: Kelly Gowan
Medium: Painting
Style: Abstract, Contemporary, Landscape

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_placement=“middle” width=“full”][vc_column width=“1/6”][/vc_column][vc_column width=“2/3”][vc_tta_tabs layout=“trendy” stretch=“1” title_font=“body”][vc_tta_section title=“Biography” tab_id=“1556904212576-a00267d3-de6ecfc7-1e2fbf04-4ffa89a3-53844463–04c6”][vc_column_text]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.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=“Artist’s State­ment” tab_id=“1576189416677-d9b1ce74-9563”][vc_column_text]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. You can view more of her work on her face­book page at https://www.facebook.com/kellygowanart/ , Insta­gram https://www.instagram.com/kellygowanart/ or her web­site www.kellygowan.com.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=“Artist Inter­view” tab_id=“1556904212591–5cf4ad24-124fcfc7-1e2fbf04-4ffa89a3-53844463–04c6”][vc_column_text]

Artist Interview: Kelly Gowan

What are your ear­li­est mem­o­ries relat­ed to art?
My ear­li­est mem­o­ries are of my dad paint­ing. He did amaz­ing oils like his mom, and gor­geous pen and inks. Our home was always filled with my dad and Grand­mas art as well as my sis­ters who is also an amaz­ing artist with a true eye for col­or. Then in col­lege I did a huge water­col­or tur­tle and fell in love with the process. But life got in the way, and I did not make time for myself to paint again until recent years.

How and when did you start becom­ing an artist yourself?
In col­lege I paint­ed a lit­tle bit, but I was always the dream­er artist. I want­ed to so bad. I loved look­ing at art. I loved my dads paint­ings and draw­ings and for sure my sis­ters. I real­ly got the most into art with my friend Kim­ber­ly. I would go to her house when our kids were hang­ing out and look at her paint­ings. What I loved most about it was what I saw in the paint­ings. I longed to be paint­ing myself and express­ing my own beau­ty and feel­ings through art. In 2016 I start­ed paint­ing and was blessed to be able to do it full time.

What was the evo­lu­tion like toward find­ing your cur­rent voice and visu­al vocabulary?
The evo­lu­tion has been in one sense been fast mov­ing. Mean­ing I can’t believe where I am today and how many paint­ings I have sold as a young artist. But at the same time it has been years and look­ing back at how my art keeps trans­form­ing into pieces that are tru­ly amaz­ing you can see it real­ly has been an evo­lu­tion. I think the rea­son for that is growth. I keep learn­ing new tech­niques by exper­i­ment­ing and learn­ing from oth­er processes.

What is your process like?
My process all depends on the type of medi­um and paint­ing I am cre­at­ing. But I can tell you this..it starts with a vision of what I see at the end, or what I think I want. Then begins research, inspi­ra­tion, and ORDER. The order how I will make that vision come to light takes as much time as the actu­al paint­ing part does.

Is there any­thing from your artist state­ment that you wish to expound on, that you nor­mal­ly don’t have the chance to discuss?
I do not want to ever lim­it myself to just one medi­um or style. I feel like I am an artist to my core and to me that means express­ing that cre­ativ­i­ty how I want to in each paint­ing. There­fore I have many styles and medi­ums to offer to var­i­ous col­lec­tors. I also enjoy work­ing on com­mis­sion projects. I love going into a new home, and lis­ten­ing to the home own­er to see what col­or schemes and styles they like. Because I like work­ing with var­i­ous medi­ums, that allows for com­plete­ly unique paint­ings to go through­out one home.

What do you try to con­trol in your sur­faces, and what do you leave to chance?
I just depends on the paint­ing medi­um and style I am doing. The chance is in every painting…but a direct­ed chance.

Where do you see your work going from here?
I see my work tru­ly ele­vat­ing and con­tin­u­ing to get bet­ter and larg­er. All the exper­i­ment­ing I do with my process­es allows me to alter and bet­ter the art I am cre­at­ing. To reach new lev­els. [/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_tabs][/vc_column][vc_column width=“1/6”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_placement=“middle” width=“full” css=”.vc_custom_1556905803913{padding-right: 5% !important;padding-left: 5% !important;}”][vc_column][us_grid post_type=“attachment” images=“1970” items_quantity=“15” pagination=“ajax” items_layout=“gallery_default” type=“masonry” columns=“3” overriding_link=“popup_post_image”][/vc_column][/vc_row]