Jill Owen


I studied at Leicester Polytechnic in the early 80’s and have a B.A. hons degree in Fabric & Textiles, specialising in Print.


I have always loved pattern and colour and have been creating collages in varying styles for over 30 years.  The process begins by gathering together pieces of paper from my supply of magazines, or painting paper in colours suitable for the image.


In early lockdown the message was to stay local, so that is what we did.


There are many lovely walks where we live but one became a particular favourite. Part of the route is through a wood, ever changing over the months; first Snowdrops, then Wood Anemones, then Bluebells.


As you leave the woodland you come out on a lane and there in the distance is a farm and its outbuildings.  I photographed it many times during this period.  I love the different angles and colours of the buildings, and this was my inspiration for my exhibition piece.


Shropshire Farm
Paper collage


Jill Owen

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