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About: Lena Owens is an artist, contemporary, impressionist from Colorado. Russian born, currently residing in Denver Colorado, she describes herself as more of a self-taught artist who is always eager to learn something new. She loves playing and experimenting with fresh ideas. Her philosophy and worldview developed through observation, reading and learning.
Lena ’s family traditions have their roots in Lithuanian ancestry with its character, tales, myths and fables, which are common to all European nations with their magical and spiritual accent on connections with nature, compassion for all living things and harmonious cooperation and interaction with the outside world and its Universal Laws. In such fables, God often visits people to guide them in moral quests, when people are not able to recognize God because they have lost connection with their inner voice, intuition, and insights, which are necessary in order to live right and act morally. In the presence of God comes the recognition of the urgent necessity to heal, to reconnect, which requires individual, inner journey to reunite with the Whole. To heal means to be whole again, to be Holy. Language is full of wisdom. Roots of words have access to that stored collective wisdom. The soul has memory and the heart has a connection to it. Folklore, myths, symbols, and tales, language, words, visual art are like beacons in our journey.
Lena traces her intense interest in art to her relationship with her father, a still life and nature painter which also happened to be an independent writer and a philosopher and his style and talents developed under the influence of traditional Russian academic art training.
Her father has been a mentor and art teacher in her life and who is till her source of inspiration. Her further intrinsic talents were molded during her formal art education through correspondence courses in Moscow Art Academy.
These talents were harnessed through reading, meditation, observation, and practice.
From her works, one can see that the inner vitality gives her the power to act, thereby, transforming that energy
into a form of art, the final form she fondly names wall décor. Lena recognizes the existence of an inner world where all creativity is born and where she finds her freedom, happiness, and joy.
Lena sees that Creation is possible when peace and harmony are attained within. She believes that the ability to perceive beauty brings inner peace and clarity. When that happens, it can manifest itself outward in various ways, including art. Lena agrees with John Updike's observation that the artist brings something into the world that did not exist before, and they do it without destroying anything else. In accord with that idea,
Lena is aware that the art that has been created does even more than bring joy. With its energy, art transforms everything around it. It heals. Lena does not consider herself a creator of her artworks, but more of a conductor to transform the inner perception to outer creations.
Lena does not sense herself as separate from the act of creating her art, there is no “me” involved - there is inner peace, joy, and beauty, which quickly manifests itself in creation. Her stimulation as an artist is solely on her ability to hear the inner call and interpret it with colors using the language of art—colors, shapes. Lena works and became confident with different techniques; she paints with oil, palette knives and sometimes creates Fresco-Secco artwork which gives an antique look to her paintings.
This work takes a lot of time and effort. Because of all the time and effort required, she rarely works with frescoes. But when she does work with frescoes, the finished art is unique and the paintings have the appearance of the quality of antiques, as Lena has described in this booklet. She is also a photographer, learning a lot from the local Camera Photo Club. Lena Owens draws her deep artistic qualities from raw emotional positivity that reflects into her work.
My prices: I usually price my original work $1.2 per square inch. Combining the value on the time I put into the work, quality, the price of their materials, the value of my creativity, plus any other factors as necessary as packing, shipping, marketing. As an example 18in x 24in painting: at $1.20 per sq inch, would cost $518.4 Prices for art prints can be found on http://olenaart.me/
Modern Frescoes Contemporary Interpretation of an Ancient Art: Artwork for interior decor with antique, aged looks and crackled effects Kindle Edition Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/OLena