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Hi, My name is Irene Owens. My greatest passion in life is Art. I love drawing portraits, painting whimsical pictures and illustrating for children. I also collect children's books and hope to one day get one of my own picture books published. I have a shop on Etsy where I sell my prints, hand painted pendants and mirrors. In this blog you will find artists that inspire me, brilliant handmade creations and my own art. I hope you enjoy my posts.

Friday 8 March 2013


She's finally here!!!!

Acrylics and watercolors on paper


Saturday 26 January 2013

Very British Baby

I'm working on a very cool project right now - developing images for a brand of baby products called Very British Baby. I've done a bunch of drawings already and the client loved them, only these three were rejected due to nudity, they prefer the bears to be clothed. Ah well, client is always right! I still really like them though.

Watercolors and pencils on tinted paper


Monday 14 January 2013

As One

Inspired by my husband's photograph of the moody sea :)

Watercolors and white acrylics


Saturday 29 December 2012

Hoggy and Mummy

I've just a finished a small series of paintings for nursery of Hoggy and his Mummy. Very happy with the result :)


Tuesday 18 December 2012

Sad Hoggy by the lake

I was looking through my folders yesterday and came across this illustration. This was originally made for my book "Hoggy" but I've later on decided to replace it with a more striking image, this one

I still like this painting though, so here we are :)

Acrylics on watercolor paper

Tuesday 4 December 2012

Custom Baby Name

Here's a new commission I've just finished. These are the little girl's favorite toys :)

Acrylics on canvas paper

Tuesday 27 November 2012

Everything and Nothing

I am a universe - complex, mysterious, full of life. I'm also just a grain of sand - soon to be lost forever, forgotten. How can I be everything and nothing at the same time?

Sea always makes me feel tiny and insignificant, in awe of its beauty and power. It makes me ask myself questions I know I can't answer.