Shirley Anne Owen is based in Penarth in The Vale of Glamorgan.
1962-65 Cardiff College of Art
1965-67 Newport College of Art
1967-68 Rhydlafar Orthopaedic Hospital (Medical Artist)
1968-1974 J.R.Freeman (Personnel Records Clerk)
A long break followed due to family commitments and she commenced full time art practice in 1996.
Owen is one of the three members of 3ormore, a new artists' group which has been set up to organise exhibition opportunities, either for the group, or acting as a hub with the capacity to include one or more guest artists in specific exhibitions and projects.
She has recently joined Fountain Fine Art Gallery as a gallery artist.
In 2008 a successful application to The Arts Council of Wales brought funding for a six week project concerning National Trust sites on the Welsh Coast which are at risk from rising sea levels. Drawing and painting out of doors at these sites in February and March and completing further work in the studio on her return, Owen exhibited over fifty pieces in The Washington Gallery in Penarth and The Gallery at St. Brides in Saundersfoot. The subject of coastal erosion is a continuing theme.
My art practice is a response to the familiar everyday environment as it changes over time. Fleeting moments at a specific time and place which instantly become part of memory, old family photographs of relations I have never met; a memory brought to mind by a line of poetry.
Selected Recent Exhibitions at Fountain Fine Art Gallery, Llandeilo:
2014 Welsh Contemporaries
Spring Group Show
Summer Group Show
2013 Pure Art Gallery, Milford Haven
2012 Washington Gallery, Penarth
2010-13 The Gallery at St. Brides, Saundersfoot
2008-9, 'Shifting Shores', Washington Gallery, Penarth and The Gallery at St. Brides, Saundersfoot
2007 The Gallery at St. Brides, Saundersfoot
2006 Oriel Tri, Penarth
2003 Adam Gallery, Penarth
2002 Adam Gallery, Penarth; ‘Coastline 2,’ Norwegian Church Arts Centre, Cardiff Bay; Level 1, Foyer Galleries, St. David’s Hall, Cardiff;