Owen Henderson's work draws inspiration from the Scottish landscape and the dramatic weather that can affect it.
Born in Dundee in 1971, Owen studied Illustration and printmaking at Duncan of Jordanstone College of art. He began to paint full time in 2005, following a career as a Botanical Illustrator at the Royal Botanical Gardens and Archaeological Illustrator at the National Museum of Scotland.
Owen's work draws inspiration from the Scottish landscape and the dramatic weather that can affect it. He sketches on site and works from these sketches in the studio to produce the finished paintings.
Owen says: "I believe I am at my best when walking in landscape. Therefore I try to convey the intensity of the experience when surrounded by landscape. It is very difficult to articulate, so I try to paint it. Hopefully in doing so I manage to convey this odd intensity. My influences are everything I see and feel, especially weather. I think most things experienced have a way of being used in the making of a painting. My primary interest is in mountainous regions of northern Europe, my homeland of Scotland, Norway, The Faroe Islands and Iceland.
My paintings are built up using layers of acrylic then oil. Whilst I use traditional techniques of painting, I also like to employ less traditional techniques and rely on chance to elevate a painting beyond what can be achieve with traditional methods. I’m constantly looking for new ways to use colour and texture to achieve my aims."
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