John Gowdy

John Gowdy

Sculptor, Performance Painter



Phone: 609-517-0222


John is an Atlantic City, NJ, USA native artist. He sculpts sand, marble, and paints for audiences around the world.


He has attended Stockton State University and majored in both Fine Art and Physics. Both of which have come in very handy in his life as an artist.

Past Career

He is a retired fire fighter having served 27 years in The Fire Department of Atlantic City. He earned the rank of captain and was in charge of the special operations and hazardous materials teams. He also worked for 7 years as a beach lifeguard in Atlantic City, NJ.

Sand Sculptor

John has been sculpting sand for over 30 years and has a sand sculpture company “Sand Sculptures by John Gowdy & Company LLC”. He has worked for many clients such as: The Travel Channel, Good Morning America, The Whitehouse Commission on Remembrance, NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Martha Stewart, Netflix, Pope Francis in The Vatican, to name a few… in 16 countries at last count.

Artist Statement

“I believe you cannot stand still in the arts. You must keep evolving as an artist while experimenting with new ideas and techniques. One medium or technique compliments another. Always pressing forward with your eyes wide open finding your own way. This is the life of a true artist.”