Currently Owen divides his time between Scotland and Denmark. He was born in Dundee in 1971, and studied Illustration and Printmaking at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, graduating with a first class honours degree in 1993.Owen lived and worked in Edinburgh for 12 years working as an Artist/Illustrator. This included: Botanical Illustrator at the Royal Botanical Gardens and Archaeological Illustrator at the National Museum of Scotland. Although painting and exhibiting regularly during those jobs, Owen only began to paint full-time in 2005.His work features in many private collections in the UK and worldwide, including: USA, New Zealand, Norway and Denmark. These exhibitions included: Galleri Sct Gertrude, Copenhagen; Residency in Lillisand, Norway; Galleri Weber, Svendborg.
"Landscape by itself is meaningless, but it works on our feelings in profound ways, arousing in us a sense of ourselves in relation to the outside world. What does it feel like to stare up into the knight sky or to confront a mountain? A picture which mimics the appearance of natural phenomenon will miss the point, not just of their essential nature but ours too. Instead, some equivalent has to be found, an equivalent of the way in which they act on our sensibilities." - Christopher Neve, Unquiet Landscape.
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