About The Artist
My paintings express human emotion and engage themes of climate change and community. I paint figures, nature and animals and frequently vary my stylistic approach.
These paintings are strongly influenced by Paul Gauguin, Henri Matisse and the Fauve movement in France combined with the colors, passion, and folklore of Latin America assimilated through my travels.
I reveal the mood, feelings and soul of my figurative subjects through their eyes and posture. I incorporate imaginary backgrounds with fabrics, rugs, or windows, to complete the ambience.
By contrast, my surrealist series draws from artists such as Dali and Rousseau. In these paintings my brush and my imagination run free. This freedom of spirit creates unexpected imagery through the sheer use of color.
In nature, I am inspired by the recent floods and storms in Marin County. I paint trees after heavy rains to capture the changing landscape, often with fallen or tangled limbs and their reflections in pooled water. Currently, I primarily explore landscape abstraction.
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I was born in New York City to Belgian and Dutch parents and raised exclusively in the French language until the age of 10. I resided in many countries, from the U.S. to Canada, Chile, Switzerland and Mexico, graduating from l’Ecole des Beaux Arts in Geneva. After relocating to California in 1976 and raising my two children, I rekindled my passion for painting in 1988 at my studio in the historic ICB Art Center in Sausalito where I work full time. My work has been exhibited in local galleries and Internationally at the Grand Palais in Paris, France, in Stockholm, Sweden, and in a solo show in Santiago, Chile.
Acrylic Paint, Drawing, Mixed Media, Oil Paint, Photography, Prints and Printmaking
Exhibitions & Press
Sausalito Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center
Sebastopol enter for the Arts
Jen Tough – Wild Lands
Jen Tough – Artists of the Bay Area
Books by Georgette Owens
Honorable Mention, Stockholm Swededen
Best in Show at Sebastopol Center for The Arts
Ecole de Beaux Arts in Geneva, Switzerland