Owens has been fascinated by light, colour and his surroundings since childhood. The official labelling of designated areas of beauty has made him question what is beautiful in the countryside. Seeing the same places over and over again at either end of the day tugs chords within him and scenes bathed in morning or evening light take on a transformation from the dull and uncared for environment. Mankind has shaped the countryside for millennia yet nature will subsume our efforts to abuse it. These edgelands are a constant reminder of the tension between rural and urban environments where nature will eventually outwit us all.
Zoë Barrett • Alastair Bartlett • Melissa Belton • Lauren Carter • Lara Humphreys • Henry Huxtable • Tom Owens • Lauren Parker • Abbie Smith • Carla Smith • Kelly Speller • Emma Voller •