My name is Wendy Owen, my work evolves organically, fuelled by an ongoing passion to express energy, movement, rhythm, dynamics, continuity.
It is also inspired by the challenge of making complexity apparent through simple, sensually satisfying forms; to explore how meaning is created by juxtapositions of light and shade, negative and positiveshapes.
I have worked as journalist, editor, travel writer and English teacher in Australia, Rome, London and Milan. I gained a Diploma of Advanced Tapestry Weaving at West Dean College, in the UK, before returning to Australia to study painting, drawing and printmaking at RMIT and a Fine Art (Hons) degree at Monash School of Art & Design. Earning a living as writer/editor and academic lecturer, I continued to create art, developing a particular love for organic sculptural forms in stone, wood, wire and clay. My work has been shown at Tussock gallery ,PointLonsdale; Geelong Arts Society; Artisans of Australia, Drysdale; Eagle’s Nest Gallery, Aireys’s Inlet; and Hoop Gallery, Torquay, and in my own ‘sculpture garden’ on the Bellarine peninsula.