Paul Govan has been working as an artist and craftsman for the past 50 years. From 1974 through 1976 the Constitution Museum Foundation in Boston, Massachusetts had him create items they could sell made from wood and metal taken from the restoration of the ship “Old Ironsides.” In 2005 and 2006 Paul muraled the inside of the Santa Barbara Greyhound Station building. It was done in Maya and Aztec glyphs and scenes from Maya buildings in Mexico.
He began to work with flow art when his hands became less steady. Flow art is done with acrylic paint, silicon oil, and floetrol or white glue. The fun is in laying out the color and letting it “flow” over the canvas. Many things happen as you pour, so you try to move the paint in a way you like and is interesting to the viewer. There are as many different styles as there are artists, which makes this such a fun medium to work with.