Born March 1966, England. World cup victory soon followed.

Grew up eating Twiglets and watching the Magic Roundabout. 

As a teenager I went to London to seek my proverbial gold and after many years swimming in the wrong direction, selling life insurance, working as an estate agent, etc. I began to find cracks in the illusion of what I perceived work to be.

 

At 24 I left my film editing job and applied for art college. I was awarded a full three year scholarship at City & Guilds of London Art college.

Finally, after years of different jobs, I was SELF employed.

 

Whilst I was in Spain and living from a tent I kept my hand in garden design by traveling and working in Italy with Guy McDonald, designer and creator of Lushlandscapes. More wonderful days spent creating in nature.

 

After I had finished the house I left for Bali where I started working as a project manager / designer. I had a very interesting time here in Bali working alongside the locals. A real heart felt experience in the heart of Ubud.

This website is a culmination of 30 years of creativity, since I stopped wearing a suit I guess and listened to my heart. I hope you enjoy what you see here and maybe find some inspiration.

 

During my time at college I was involved in the Portobello Arts Festival, invited to create works in Richmond park and undertook some performance art for the Glasgow Mayfest, KYO in conjunction with NVA Sabotage, which involved being naked on stage and performing in front of a live audience.

After leaving college I was offered shows at the Thackery gallery, I entered the Art show held at Alexandra Palace and won both first prize sculpture and overall winner. I also became involved with the Arts Dyslexia Trust and exhibited and gave talks to students around the country. 

Later my work took me to the House of Lords where I sipped champagne with Anthony Gormley among others for the opening of a limited edition book containing works by various artists. Then on to Christies, where again I won first prize at a Christies ADT charity event.

Mixed with my art work, I spent  three wonderful years creating gardens all around Europe, working alongside the garden designer Paul Thompson after which I left England for Spain to start a new adventure.

When I arrived in Spain, I exhibited in the streets of Altea, Tarbena and later one Alicante where  I was accused by the Spanish Government of bone theft whilst exhibiting at Galleria 6. I had my sculpture removed from the gallery by the police and went through months of paperwork to retrieve my artwork.

Jamie Owen

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