Caryn Owen at Stripe for First Friday Santa Cruz

Caryn Owen Art First Friday Santa Cruz


Caryn Owen

As a passionate artist and scientist, I have devoted my life to studying both marine biology and artistic expression. Although these topics may seem mutually exclusive, I have spent years blending both of my passions. Over the past decade, I created abstract art while simultaneously balancing motherhood and my career as a marine biology professor. In 2014, I chose to leave marine biology behind to predominantly focus on my art, design and my house full of boys (my husband, two sons, and our male pit bull!) In 2015, I launched House of Boys Art + Design to sell my abstract contemporary art inspired by the beachy modern vibe of Santa Cruz.

As an emerging artist in Santa Cruz, California, my vibrant abstract landscapes evoke the lovely shades of Northern California seascapes and beaches. In 2017, I was inspired to create paintings of the beautiful botanicals of my travels. I currently have two abstract series reflecting these two inspirations. I consider myself a colorist, focusing more on featuring intense colors rather than forms. My abstract paintings are modern, bold, feminine and colorful. As I layer colors on the canvas, my pictures tend to evolve, with each layer adding texture and depth.

House of Boys Art + Design
by Caryn Owen


Join us for Caryn Owen's First Friday Artist Reception
March 2, 2018
107 Walnut Ave
Santa Cruz

Cocktails will be served.

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