Richard Owen studied painting at UAL: Central St Martins following a break from a career in finance. His work seeks to deconstruct the mark-making process by introducing elements of randomness and chaos to his paintings.
Owen aims to create works without specific content yet with an underlying coherence and mood, often using scraping tools such as a palette knife. He also wants his paintings to be convincing and direct, to create a moment of suspension and even bewitchment.
Owen has worked with Foss Fine Art and Lacy Road Gallery and had works on show at the Chelsea Art Society exhibition (2013). His works can be found in private collections in the UK and abroad, and in addition to his solo show at The Art Cabin, 2014 he exhibited at the Open Studio at Wimbledon in May 2014.