Lydia Owens

15th Annual ARC Salon (2020-2021)

Lydia Owens

United States

Lydia Owens developed a love for drawing and painting at an early age. Her parents always encouraged her to create, and after studying art in high school, she went on to earn a B.S. in studio art from Roberts Wesleyan College in 2014. Since then, she has worked at two different private schools teaching art to students from kindergarten to senior high. She loves teaching painting and drawing and helping her students grow in their abilities as young artists, as well as introducing them to the styles of famous artists and artworks throughout art history.

She has always loved nature, and gains most of her creative inspiration from the beauty of untamed landscapes in North America’s national and state parks. Her most recent work has focused on the play of light on still, clear water, and how the appearance of solid forms shifts with the movement of ripples on the water’s surface. Since graduating from college in 2014, she has exhibited in regional, group art shows at the Arkell Art Museum (2018), the Erie Art Museum (2018), and the 86th Annual Juried Exhibition of the Hudson Valley Art Association (2019).

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