Tjasa (pronounced Tee-asha) Owen's work is a confluence of her international travels, her enthusiasm for written correspondence and her love for landscapes, inland as well as coastal. Having grown up by the Atlantic seashore, she is drawn to the everchanging skies and coastal scenes. In addition, while living in France for three years and recently spending time in Tuscany, she was inspired by the endless rows of trees and distant hills which she has incorporated into some of her newest works. During her foreign travels and time away from the studio, she photographs, sketches and captures landscape details and textures.

"Each piece, for me, is unique and carries its own story. My landscapes are inspired by my love for the Atlantic coastline as well as my travels abroad. I will incorporate my memories of different places, textures and colours I have seen into the individual pieces. Rather than documenting any actual place, I am more interested in reassembling the elements of scenes I   remember- the way we do with snapshots and scrapbooks - to create views that feel shared and remembered. I sometimes add postscripts and incomplete phrases from my journals or sketchbooks to imbue these new places with a sense of time and history. I liken my process to conjuring a landscape postcard in my head, reproducing it on canvas, and, by adding an ink stamp, it's as if I am sending it back into the world. By making paintings that feel like correspondence, I invite viewers to invent their own stories about the places I create in my work."


Back in her California studio she integrates the themes of rural

and coastal landscape as well as correspondence to create her well-recognized larger format paintings. The artist employs acrylic, oil pastel as well as collage media in her canvases. Her subtle and whimsical notations on many of the pieces invite the viewer to create a personal relationship with the work of art

open to their own interpretation.


Tjasa Owen is represented by the Harrison Gallery in Williamstown, Massachusetts, Lucas Gallery in Telluride, CO, City Art Gallery in Greenville, NC, The Old Spouter Gallery on Nantucket, and the Eisenhauer Galleries on Martha's Vineyard and Block Island,

Rhode Island.




University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, Art History, B.A.

Academy of Art, San Francisco, CA, Interior Architecture

Studies at: Coupa, Paris, FranceNational Academy, School of

Fine Arts, New York, NY

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI



2003 Lucas Gallery, Telluride, CO

2003 Hang Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2003 Eisenhauer Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, MA

2003 Old Spouter Gallery, Nantucket, MA

2002 Robert Lehman Art Center, N.Andover, MA

2002 Sunset Magazine Idea House

2002 Harrison Gallery, Williamstown, MA

2002 Arcadia, Old Greenwich, CT

2002 FreshstArt, Santa Monica Museum of Art, CA

2001 Artspan San Francisco Exhibit

2001 Greenwich Library “Fresh Paint”exhibit, CT

2001 Eisenhauer Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, MA

2001 Hang Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2001 Zonal, San Francisco, CA

2000 Summit Show, Framingham, Mass

2000 Artspan, San Francisco, CA

2000 Eisenhauer Gallery, Block Island, RI

2000 City Art Gallery, North Carolina

2000 Arcadia, Old Greenwich, CT

1999 Gail Gates Gallery, New York

1999 Hang Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1999 Sixth @ Prince Gallery, New York, NY

1999 Women Beyond Borders, Worldwide traveling exhibition

1999 Zonal Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1998 Elga Wimmer Gallery, New York, NY

Duo DUo Gallery, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

German American Chamber of Commerce, New York, NY

National Academy of Art, New York, NY
Academy of Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA



Collection of Kay Saatchi, London

Collection of Annalise Soros, New York

Collection of the Dana Farber Institute, Boston