gallery artist: margaret owen

about the artist

Margaret Owen is a representational artist working in oil with a focus on still life painting. Born in North Carolina in 1973, she has been painting for over 35 years. Margaret earned an MFA in painting from the New York Academy of Art and a BFA in painting from the University of Georgia. Her work has been exhibited in the United States and Canada and is included in private collections worldwide. Margaret lives in Providence, RI with her husband and their son.

artist's statement

I am excited by color, light, form and pattern. The physicality of oil paint is a source of pleasure for me. Within a painting I enjoy the play between flat passages that reveal the paint as actual paint, and more spatially convincing passages that describe form. I am curious about the ways in which organic shapes and two-dimensional patterns complement each other. The life of the garden, cyclical, everchanging, colorful, and sensual, has always been a world I could lose myself in and a nourishing force in my life. The painting process mirrors that experience of rhythm, reward and immersion.