24” x 36” oil on linen
Oak frame built by artist
About the Artist
Gordon is a native Texan, a man of many talents and numerous accomplishments, who has led a colorful and impassioned life. He is a former high school quarterback and a lapsed rock and roll musician. As a marine combat correspondent in Vietnam in 1967-68, he won two Purple Hearts and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. (The character named Cowboy in Stanley Kubrick's movie "Full Metal Jacket" is based on Fowler.) He built his father's small business, Wick Fowler's Two-Alarm Chili, into a prominent national company. He opened La Zona Rosa, a popular Austin restaurant and night-club made semi-famous in 1995 by the hit country song "Amy's Back In Austin." He is married to the successful rhythm-and-blues recording artist Marcia Ball.
Gordon is a devoted plein air painter, creating fresh, natural canvasses entirely on location. His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums from Santa Fe to Kennebunkport and throughout Texas, and he has received awards for both his watercolors and his oils.