Arts, Artists, Artwork
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING: Yes, I do ship internationally. Would you like to see me paint more similar palette knife artwork? Contact me, I'm open for art commissions.) https://www.facebook.com/OLena-Art-112114708847256/ My name is Lena Owens - contemporary, internationally know, impressionist artist from Colorado USA. I create original, heavy textured bright and rich colored artworks. I apply bold strokes and multiple thick layers with different sizes of palette knives. OLena Art is my artistic name, I sign all my work as OLena Art. People like that style and I received few large commission works to do. Right now I’m working with size: 48” x 60” x 1.5”. The subjects of my paintings are mostly landscapes, trees, aspen and birch tree trunks, flowers, florals, roses, poppies, sunflowers, fish, horses and people and I always find new subjects to paint. I really love what I do. “Why do I like to paint? Perhaps because I like making something out of nothing. I cannot live without expressing my inner feeling for beauty in a physical form. Another artist who was my father passed it on to me and I don’t want to bury it. To me the highest form of art is the perception of beauty which makes it possible to be creative. Not necessarily in the form of a painting or another craft, but as in “being in tune with life” which can then be acted upon. So the result of that inner state expresses itself in all kinds of art. One can be a gardener or an engineer; a parent or an artist. Destruction is an indication of disconnection. Creation is caring and nurturing, and healing. In that state, violence is not. No strong political leaning, just true to one’s inner peace. To be right wing or left wing makes no sense. A true artist cannot bear destruction and violence in any form. When you create something out of nothing, it makes you happy and it gives joy to others too. Destruction does the exact opposite, so I choose happiness and joy in art.” “I believe the ability to perceive beauty brings inner peace and clarity. Beauty, truth and goodness are one. Creation is possible when peace is attained within. When that happens, it can manifest itself without in various ways, including art. As John Updike said: The artist brings something into the world that did not exist before, and they do it without destroying anything else. The art that has been created does even more. It transforms everything around it with its energy. It heals.” My interest in art was inspired and probably inherited from my father. He was a talented artist who painted still life and nature. He was also an independent writer and philosopher. He coached me in my art education and taught me about beauty, sensitivity, humanity and joy. If there is no joy, I can't work at all. I believe the ability to perceive Beauty brings inner peace and clarity. Creation is possible when that inner peace is attained. When this happens, it can manifest itself outside in different forms including art. When I do my art work, I don't perceive myself as a creator, because there is no 'ME' in creation. I see myself more as a conductor and a tool to transform INNER into OUTER. Where there is inner joy, peace and beauty, it is sure to manifest itself. Inspiration of an artist is ability to hear that call and preserve it in color. The language/message of art: its colors, shapes, perfume and energetic field around - preserved in an art form. My philosophy is about that INNER world, because inner and outer are related. It is like a wave between two worlds. I believe that understanding (truth), which is perception of beauty, comes as a splash with that wave. If one is blessed with perception of beauty, one is capable of recognizing Truth. That state is a state of goodness, compassion and love - therefore peace, inside and out. Where there is INNER peace, OUTER is always reflecting it. The same is also true for outer peace. It brings harmony that is a necessary balance in life. It is vital for a healthy, energetic, productive life. Art makes that possible. It has its ability to pass that blessing to everybody and everything around. It is the law of life. That solid LAW that BEAUTY, TRUTH AND GOODNESS are ONE. There is no place for opposite in such world. Where that Trinity Is, everything is taking care of, creation happens. As John Updike said: “The artist brings something into the world that did not exist before, and they do it without destroying anything else.” The art that has been created does even more. It transforms everything around it with its energy. It heals.