Colorful Abstractions that Remind You to follow Your Heart
Owens is an organic artist who creates abstract art by listening to her intuition. From an early age, she was interested in art but her parents did not encourage her efforts. She became what she describes "A closet artist. Everything I created was done in a covert manner and immediately put in the back of a closet." As an only child, she complied with her parents' wishes and waited until both died before she began her studies with professional artists. She draws her influences from her cross-cultural childhood growing up in a steel making town, her domestic environment with husband, two Amazon parrots and a cat, and her spirituality.
"I feel everyone ought to have real art, not a reproduction. Real, original art gives you a peek into the artist's thoughts, dreams or experiences. It allows the viewer to share their heart."
She is a graduate of Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA. Lolly has two studios, one in Bradenton, FL.and another in Sarasota, FL. She is a member of the National League of American Pen Women, Sarasota Branch, The Florida Artist Group, Women Contemporary Artists and the International Society of Experimental Artists. Her work has been exhibited in juried shows and galleries on the the East and West coasts of the United states and also in international exhibits. She teaches classes, "Beyond the Brush Abstractions" at Art Center Manatee in Bradenton, FL. "Multi-layer Abstractions" at Art Center Sarasota in Sarasota, Fl and offers private, one-on-one lessons in her studio in Sarasota, FL.
My concept is to paint the elements of the soul
…that with which we are born…that which we all have as part of being human but often forget is part of our full being: gratitude, humility, love, peace, courage, joy and strength.
For me abstract painting is the creative process of getting the heart and mind to work together. It is not thinking so much I suppress emotions or painting with so much abandon that I forget thinking of painting elements.
I work in mixed media on panel or canvas. My intention is to create art that asks you to listen to your spirit (heart), love and do what feels true. Both my subject matter (the human spirit) and my style (colorful, textural abstractions) relate to my message that is: follow your heart/inner voice/intuition.
My technique has evolved from early work in watercolor to mix media in acrylic, oil and pastel. I work in layers and often make order out of chaos rather than follow a set plan. Hidden symbols and faces often appear in my work. I admire the work of French Symbolist Odilon Redon whose phosphorescent colors evoke a mythical universe.