TOM OWEN

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“I have been making art all of my life. Growing up I had an endless supply of paper, pencils, and paints always at the ready on a small card table in the corner of the living room. In high school, I took over the family garage as my studio. My father could build anything and my mother was a talented seamstress and artist. From them I learned that if something doesn’t work, you learn from it and keep trying. Seriously, what great parents! What does this have to do with my art? I embrace a “discipline of accident,” using whatever happens on the surface in my process. Making marks and forms I create intuitive, layered abstracts, using a variety of media in my paintings. My art practice is influenced by both abstraction and minimalism, particularly aspects related to nature, identity, and the subconscious. These have power and drive my process.”

Tom’s work has been shown for the last twenty years in several US cities including New York, Miami, Santa Fe, Cincinnati, and in the San Francisco Bay Area; it is in private and corporate collections across the US. He holds a B.S. in English literature and a M.A. in psychology both of which inform his art making. Tom and his husband live in their restored Victorian home in Northern Kentucky, just across the Ohio River from Cincinnati, Ohio along with Mavis, a feisty Norwich Terrier and Fanny a sweet Dandie Dinmont Terrier.

TOM OWEN | Opens March 3rd, 2022