About Me

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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.

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Good Night, Giraffe

Acrylics on watercolor paper


Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Olga Popugaeva and Dmitry Nepomniaschii

Husband and wife Dmitry Nepomniaschii and Olga Popugaeva create these brilliant children's illustrations together. Dmitriy invents and works out characters and Olga brings them to life with her fantastic bright colors.

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

John Grant

Came across these wonderful photographs today. Aren't they amazing?

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Enchanted Garden

Here's a few illustrations from my Enchanted Garden series. I've actualy written and illustrated a whole book but it was rejected by the publishers I've sent it too. So now I have decided to at least sell these paintings as prints. It's a shame to keep them hidden, I really like them. Hope you do too :)


Tuesday, 15 May 2012


I've decided to brighten up our kitchen with some yummy pictures. Acrylics on heavy watercolor paper, each painting is 6"x6" Now I need to find nine square picture frames!


Monday, 14 May 2012

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Christopher Denise

Perfect illustrations for children, in my humble opinion. Warm, light, with lots of heart. Adorable and sweet.