Tjasa Owen to Exhibit Landscapes in Williamstown
WILLIAMSTOWN , MA Landscape paintings by San Francisco artist Tjasa Owen will be on exhibit at The Harrison Gallery in Williamstown , MA from October 8- November 16, 2004. There will be a reception for the artist on Saturday, October 9, from 4:00PM to 7:00PM, and the public is invited to attend.
Tjasa Owen combines a love of landscape, travel and written correspondence in works that focus on coastal scenes. Her large format paintings are often composites of places she has been, rather than a specific location. "My landscapes are inspired by my love for the Atlantic coastline as well as my travels abroad. I will incorporate different places, textures and colors all into once piece. Sometimes I will also add postscripts and abstract phrases from my journals to capture a sense of time and history. By doing this I hope to inspire the viewer to create their own story."
Owen often includes a painted post cancellation and words such as "par avion" in the works. She says "I create a landscape postcard in my head, and by adding an ink stamp, it's as if I'm sending it back." Tjasa Owen was born and raised in New York and spent many vacations on Block Island . Works such as "Hum of the Waves" and Wild Grasses to the Sea" refer to the coastal environment and have a whimsical, upbeat quality. Owen works in acrylic and oil pastel on canvas.
Tjasa Owen studied art at the Rhode Island School of Design, the National Academy of Fine Art in New York , and the Academy of Art in San Francisco . Currently based in San Francisco , she exhibits nationally and her paintings are in numerous private and public collections, including the Saatchi Collection.