Friday, 22 March 2013
Nate Owens - Featured Artist
Nate Owens work is amazing! It's unique and in some cases as in the above, extremely funny.
Nate says, "For years I've done illustration for publications and gallery art (oils, watercolors, acrylics, etc.) The illustrations have appeared on everything from bus benches to ads, in magazines, tv spots and on gift products like coffee mugs, shirts, greeting cards and wall decor prints."
"The humor work has been the most popular and most widely published,inspired by growing up on a farm around tale-spinning great uncles and a menagerie of interesting critters."
I can certainly see why his humor works are so popular. I think anyone would have to be blind not to get a good laugh out of Nate Ownen's work, but at the same time one has to admire the sheer talent and craftsmanship behind it.
In contrast, this is a master's touch with a deeply emotive painting.
Soulfull montage painting.
Nate goes on to say, "Living in the western US for years, many of my paintings were of a western nature. Leanin' Tree Greetings based in Boulder Colorado began publishing my work in 1980, favoring the humorous subjects. Currently I am focusing on nostalgic and country lifestyle subjects. I live with my wife Carol, ten dogs and three cats in beautiful rural Aiken County, South Carolina."
Nate clearly loves animals :)
About the image above - It is NOT FOR SALE: a presentation of products under development for national retail outlets. this includes artwork and (digital) sculpting. - An ongoing project.
So do I have a favorite of Nate Owne's?
Not a hope!! I laughed my way through his portfolio and then sobered up for the more emotive works. There can be no favorite when an artist of Nate's calibre takes his viewers through so many emotions. Thank you, Nate!
Yes, I feel like the cat that got the cream :)
Please visit Nate. I promise you, you will laugh and laugh until you can laugh no more, but don't forget to look at the very fine art.
Click the link below.
Nate Owen Fine Art
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