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Contours 12

Now on the way to America. Thanks Artfinder. More to see on Artfinder

Still on the easel 

…just completed, as yet untitled.

Exhibition news soon and don’t forget the limited time Artfinder offer: 50% off when you use the code VIV-OWEN-50-6F0604

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‘Mini Masterpieces’ and new work

The two small paintings are now complete, I’m delighted that they will be included in FLUX exhibition at Chelsea College of Art in London in July. Full details to follow soon. Started a new painting at the usual size. Photos below.

Reflect

Reflect – 6″ square

Shine

Shine – 6″ square

11Jun17

Underpainting – 40 x 40cm

Gilt

Completed, with the last of the sun in her face:

Gilt

Come & meet her at the next Artwalk Wakefield on 30 September! More info here: Artwalk
LATEST NEWS: I’m so excited to be included in a major exhibition in December! More details soon…
Recap:
Delighted to have a special mention from one of the judges of Bradford Open 2015-  especially when it’s up on the gallery walls! Thanks again to David Sinclair for letting me use his quote:
 ” I looked for something which is well executed but which also has an edge, a charm, a spark to it, and some kind of quirk…   I looked for a work which is good of its type but also distinctive, whether it be abstract or painterly. I like an economy to the work but also an awareness, something which elicits an emotional response. You know it when you see it, it’s instinctive and intuitive. There were quite a few pieces that achieved this for me, Viv Owen’s portraits with their amplified colour really excelled.”
DAVID SINCLAIR

David began his career in the visual arts as a practising artist and the in recent years established along with his then Project Director, Design Centre North, a gallery which programmed an exciting schedule of contemporary design and applied arts, initiating and delivering a strategic and consistent approach to audience development, working extensively with the Design Museum and the British Council.

In 2009, David secured the position of Curator in a new multi million pound purpose built arts venue which includes a gallery, work spaces and a performance space.  Within this environment David has built a reputation for curating and exhibiting contemporary design and applied arts in the North of England. Working in partnership and in collaboration with other regional and National galleries is the key factor to deliver this ambitious project.

www.barnsleycivic.co.uk

Bradford Open 2015 runs until November. More details on the Cartwright Hall website
Exhibit Here Summer Show was very popular, with over 500 visitors to Menier Gallery in Southwark.
SavedPicture-2015819540.jpg
Have a look at more photos here
FLUX exhibition in February was a fantastic experience and I hope to be involved again soon. Interview and more details on the FLUX site
 Me
Completely honoured! Martyn Ware now owns my painting of him ‘Connect’…
10 Connect
He even sent me a selfie with it on his wall! Thanks so much Martyn.
MartynWareConnectPaintingweb

There’s more about this painting, and my working methods in my interview with Waave + Dada

Waave Dada cover

Cards, prints and small paintings available online

Paintings in stock at Cupola Gallery and  prints on demand

Daily Drawings continue:
Archives:  2012 2013 2014  2015
or follow them each day on Flickr

More paint

Back in the studio: Hope this lady will be ready to meet the public at Artwalk Wakefield on 30 September!
 Full information on the Artwalk at the Artwalk website
Recap:
Delighted to have a special mention from one of the judges of Bradford Open 2015-  especially when it’s up on the gallery walls! Thanks again to David Sinclair for letting me use his quote:
 ” I looked for something which is well executed but which also has an edge, a charm, a spark to it, and some kind of quirk…   I looked for a work which is good of its type but also distinctive, whether it be abstract or painterly. I like an economy to the work but also an awareness, something which elicits an emotional response. You know it when you see it, it’s instinctive and intuitive. There were quite a few pieces that achieved this for me, Viv Owen’s portraits with their amplified colour really excelled.”
DAVID SINCLAIR

David began his career in the visual arts as a practising artist and the in recent years established along with his then Project Director, Design Centre North, a gallery which programmed an exciting schedule of contemporary design and applied arts, initiating and delivering a strategic and consistent approach to audience development, working extensively with the Design Museum and the British Council.

In 2009, David secured the position of Curator in a new multi million pound purpose built arts venue which includes a gallery, work spaces and a performance space.  Within this environment David has built a reputation for curating and exhibiting contemporary design and applied arts in the North of England. Working in partnership and in collaboration with other regional and National galleries is the key factor to deliver this ambitious project.

www.barnsleycivic.co.uk

Bradford Open 2015 runs until November. More details on the Cartwright Hall website
Exhibit Here Summer Show was very popular, with over 500 visitors to Menier Gallery in Southwark.
SavedPicture-2015819540.jpg
Have a look at more photos here
FLUX exhibition in February was a fantastic experience and I hope to be involved again soon. Interview and more details on the FLUX site
 Me
Completely honoured! Martyn Ware now owns my painting of him ‘Connect’…
10 Connect
He even sent me a selfie with it on his wall! Thanks so much Martyn.
MartynWareConnectPaintingweb

There’s more about this painting, and my working methods in my interview with Waave + Dada

Waave Dada cover

Cards, prints and small paintings available online

Paintings in stock at Cupola Gallery and  prints on demand

Daily Drawings continue:
Archives:  2012 2013 2014  2015
or follow them each day on Flickr

Wet paint

Finished the painting ‘Questions’ and started another during storms and rainbows! new painting in the sunshine over the past couple of weeks:
Questions 22Aug15
Recap:
Delighted to have a special mention from one of the judges of Bradford Open 2015-  especially when it’s up on the gallery walls! Thanks again to David Sinclair for letting me use his quote:
” I looked for something which is well executed but which also has an edge, a charm, a spark to it, and some kind of quirk…   I looked for a work which is good of its type but also distinctive, whether it be abstract or painterly. I like an economy to the work but also an awareness, something which elicits an emotional response. You know it when you see it, it’s instinctive and intuitive. There were quite a few pieces that achieved this for me, Viv Owen’s portraits with their amplified colour really excelled.”
DAVID SINCLAIR

David began his career in the visual arts as a practising artist and the in recent years established along with his then Project Director, Design Centre North, a gallery which programmed an exciting schedule of contemporary design and applied arts, initiating and delivering a strategic and consistent approach to audience development, working extensively with the Design Museum and the British Council.

In 2009, David secured the position of Curator in a new multi million pound purpose built arts venue which includes a gallery, work spaces and a performance space.  Within this environment David has built a reputation for curating and exhibiting contemporary design and applied arts in the North of England. Working in partnership and in collaboration with other regional and National galleries is the key factor to deliver this ambitious project.

www.barnsleycivic.co.uk

Bradford Open 2015 runs until November. More details on the Cartwright Hall website
Exhibit Here Summer Show was very popular, with over 500 visitors to Menier Gallery in Southwark.
SavedPicture-2015819540.jpg
Have a look at more photos here
FLUX exhibition in February was a fantastic experience and I hope to be involved again soon. Interview and more details on the FLUX site
 Me
Completely honoured! Martyn Ware now owns my painting of him ‘Connect’…
10 Connect
He even sent me a selfie with it on his wall! Thanks so much Martyn.
MartynWareConnectPaintingweb

There’s more about this painting, and my working methods in my interview with Waave + Dada

Waave Dada cover

Cards, prints and small paintings available online

Paintings in stock at Cupola Gallery and  prints on demand

Daily Drawings continue:
Archives:  2012 2013 2014  2015
or follow them each day on Flickr