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Annie Owens is a native of California’s Bay Area and is currently living in Albany as the co-founder of Hi-Fructose magazine. Her work is Primarily rendered in watercolors and ink on paper. Her figurative paintings depict sullen faced girls who confront viewers with sometimes malicious stares, sometimes with a baleful gaze. The figures represent qualities within familial relationships and the varying complicated degrees of affection, malice, distrust, pain and love which exist within them.
"I’m always amazed by artists who can expertly execute works in watercolor, mostly because it’s such an unforgiving medium. Annie is not only a masterful watercolorist, she uses her paints in a unique and interesting way to create an atmospheric gloom which provides a perfect backdrop for her subjects. Annie’s color palette and stylized illustrative line-work are unmistakable."