Hi, I'm Leda Owens
I have always been interested in art – ever since my high school art class. After that first class, I was hooked on anything dealing with art. Over the years, art books, art workshops and classes, as well as numerous art shows on TV and a few You Tube videos have helped encouraging my creative juices. Attending art shows of other aspiring artists as well as those with established records of art success has always been one of my favorite activities. As a member of the Lilburn Arts Alliance, I have been able to rub shoulders with those who use various mediums. These opportunities to talk with local artists has given me more confidence to try new ideas. Additionally, my wonderful husband has also been a strong support in my life as a budding artist.
Although I dabbled in different mediums, I focused on watercolor as my favorite choice of expression, but soon learned the value of alcohol-based markers for my illustrations.
When not painting, I enjoy crocheting, photography and weaving. In 2020, I was elected President of the Lilburn Arts Alliance.
In 2018, the first book containing my illustrations was published. Since then I have completed the illustrations for both volumes of “Ordinary People -Extraordinary God.” I have also illustrated two other books for local children’s authors as well as four additional children’s books for my husband, Mike Owens.
I have 2 books scheduled for 2021 which will utilize my photography skills as both books will be completely done with photographs.