Suzanne Owens    Landscape Artist
 

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owens.jpg (24726 bytes)Dallas-born Suzanne Owens divides her time between the Texas Hill Country and northern New Mexico, and always feels most at home in the American West.

Working mostly in oil or pastels, Suzanne cites as her greatest inspiration the natural world around her. “I want those who see my paintings to feel that they are with me, seeing the same play of light and shadow, the same colors and reflections,” she says. “In my work, I get to experience these amazing visual gifts from God, and I want to help others have that chance.”

Suzanne’s affinity for her subject matter has been a part of her life for as long as art itself. First as a 10-year-old enrolled in the Dallas Museum of Art’s children’s program and later as an art and architecture student at the University of Texas, Suzanne was drawn to animals, to quiet places, to areas of beauty away from traffic and noise. When she paints, she offers viewers of her works a glimpse of the places she herself feels most at peace.

Still an eager student today, Suzanne spends a big part of each year participating in workshops with artists and friends such as Skip Whitcomb, Matt Smith, Scott Christensen, Doug Dawson and Albert Handell. A signature member of the Pastel Society of America and the Pastel Society of the West Coast and a member of Oil Painters of America, American Impressionists Society, Alla Prima International, the Degas Pastel Society and the Pastel Society of the Southwest, Suzanne says she feels blessed to live the life she does.

“I know how fortunate I am to be living my life’s dream and doing so in such a beautiful part of the world,” she says.