Limited Edition Prints

Kate Owen is an abstract artist with a passion for colour. Painting fulltime from her home studio, a creative oasis with expansive views of undulating country on their property in Northern NSW which her husband farms.

Having always been creative from a young age, Kate and her two sisters were always painting and drawing. After leaving school she studied fashion design and worked in the industry. Since then, Kate has turned her hand to many professions all creatively based from custom making wedding gowns to macarons and running businesses in food and homewares. It wasn’t until 2017 that she took up painting full time when her youngest son left home for boarding school in QLD.

Kate built her studio in 2018 and has recently extended it this year. It is her sanctuary of peace and positivity which allows her to dedicate as much time as possible to the pursuit of creation.

Kate’s vibrant colourful abstracts provoke a delightful positive emotional response and bring joy to all her collectors.

Painting intuitively from impressions of memories and things seen around her daily, as she paints the work takes on a life of its own.Her first marks on canvas,performed in fast-drying acrylics are vigorously expansive and free. As she works Kate scribbles on paper with paint and pencil, exploring colour palettes and form. Moving back and forth between canvas and paper alternating between layers of solid and transparent paints in a process where one mark informs the next. Portions of her paper scribblings may be incorporated into the work as collage along with the use of oil sticks for line and the pure joy of drawing with such a sensuously luxurious product.

In 2019 Kate was invited to join Greenhouse Interiors which helped to shape her career. She has had several solo exhibitions and group shows and enters various competitions throughout the year. Her original work is currently sold through her own website shop, The Storeroom in Toowoomba and Nutmeg Home in Goondiwindi her local town. Kate’s monthly newsletter is a joyful infusion of colour and the place to be if you want access to new work first or following her journey on Instagram is a fascinating insight into the life of a rural artist.