Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Artist Profile: Carmen Owen

Carmen Owen is a repeat contributor to the Paws For Charity Project...I was happy to welcome her back again this year. Visit her on facebook:

Carmen Owen and Summer
What is your favorite art piece and why?
My favorite pastel portrait is the one I did of my 12 year old border collie "Sorcha". (Her name means "Bright, radiant, light" in Gaelic). This close-up portrait of her sweet wee face captured her bright and fun loving personality exactly as I had hoped it would. "Sorcha" was the model for my first pet portrait back in 2005 and this was the last portrait that i completed of her just a few months before she died at age 12, so it's very special to me for that reason also.

Do you have a certain "style" in mind when you create your images?
Rather than drawing a classic posed portrait, I prefer to zoom in and do close-ups on sections of the face (especially the eyes) as I feel it gives the drawing a more modern look.

Tell us about a current project you are working on?
At the moment I am taking a break from pet portraiture and I'm working on a series of artworks about wolves.   

Thanks so much for participating in the Paws For Charity Project again this year, Carmen! Wishing you all the best with your future projects. 

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