Artist Jack McGowan

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  • FASO Artist Website: http://www.jackmcgowan-artist.com

  • Year Born: 1950

  • Plein Air Painter

  • Goal with paintings is to highlight our amazing landscape and natural resources

  • Utilizing villages, churches and old architecture is intended to beg a question about human impact on the earth

  • Price Range: $1,000.00 - $3,000.00


Here in the Southwest, there is a sense of elation that comes as you travel around most every corner on mountain roads, and one spectacular sight after another unfolds, and catches your breath.
This joy is what compels me to the easel to create works that reflect my understanding and vision of this place, in hopes that viewers will not only share in my insight, but will also consider the importance of preserving our natural resources for future generations. The wilderness calls me and drives me out into the meadows and mountains; easel and brushes in hand. 
And so has been my life for the past 15 years; my wife Judy and I splitting our time between Santa Fe and our cabin, in Cuchara, Colorado, forever in search of new visions and deeper meaning through paintings inspired by life amid the Sangre de Cristo mountain range, with rich history spanning 400 years for European and U.S. people and thousand of years for Native Americans in this place.
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The genesis of this passion for New Mexico came when I was in my 20’s, moved to Zuni and met Alex Seowtewa.  Alex was a gifted painter, and among his amazing works was painting life-sized murals of kachinas on the walls of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Zuni Mission Church reflecting the ceremonial calendar of Zuni beliefs.  Depiction of  these ancient kachinas, or kokos, on the walls of a Catholic church was unique, and this work was visited by dignitaries from around the world.  See Alex working at left. I was fortunate enough to have studied with Alex for two years and we remained friends until his passing in 2014.   Alex had a generous spirit and was a respected elder in the Zuni faith.   He was uniquely gifted, ever-curious, respectful and full of friendship for [...]

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