Under the bio tab in the menu bar you can find out all about Owen – did you know he’s partially colourblind and that’s why he began working in Pencil? Under the same tab you can get a glimpse into The World of The Pencilneck ® with introductions to his wife The Colonel, their sons, the Groovy Framing Elves ™, the Spotty Internet Trolls ™, and even That Damn Cat.
The next tab is the Limited Edition Print Gallery where you can browse and purchase Owen’s best-selling prints published from his award-winning pencil drawings.
Underneath that is info on commissioning a portrait by Owen – he’s done pencil portraits for celebrities such as Gene Simmons, Joan Rivers, Ivanka Trump, Cal Ripken Jr., Kathy Ireland, John Rich and George Foreman.
Under that is the section on commissioning Owen’s for an exclusive Limited Edition Print. Corporations around the world hire Owen to do special artwork just for them – and Owen only takes on four of these clients a year!
Then is a section on Owen’s original pencil drawings that command upwards of $12,000 each!
There’s also pages on our exclusive Pencilneck ® Picture Framing, available custom plaques for the prints, and even the shipping crates we use to get your art to you safely and in style!
You’ll also want to look around Owen’s blogs; there’re recipes, music reviews, movie reviews, and book reviews and Owen’s famous Adventures of The Pencilneck blog, which is milk-out-the-nose funny, as well as Owen’s art blog ‘More Artsy, Less Fartsy’.
All of our contact information is next, as well as a page where you can request a free catalogue, you can sign up for Owen’s famous newsletter, get info on our Easy as Pie Guarantee and we’ve even added a helpful Shipping FAQ.
The far right tab is our Gold Access Club. Thousands of companies, from Fortune 500’s right down to mom and pop businesses use Owen’s prints for golf prizes, client gifts, holiday presents and more. Membership is free and members save hundreds on every piece of art they buy, so if you’re looking for gifts in the $200 range, or even if you collect Owen’s pencil art, you’ll want to check it out.
Susan holds a BA in Studio Fine Art from the University of Maryland and over the years has taken classes and workshops, plus studied with other master artists in Painting and Drawing to keep her skills honed.
She has illustrated books, posters and magazines, has taught classes and workshops, and offers her original work and prints through shows, exhibits and her website. Her artwork hangs in numerous collections across the US and is presently exhibited at The Muse Gallery in Longmont, CO. Two of her drawings have been published in the latest edition of "Best of Worldwide Artists Working in Charcoal, Pastel and Pencil, Vol. I".
Working with colored pencils over the last 25 years, Susan has learned to “paint” with them. It is a medium of great nuance and control that provides luminous color. She also paints in oils, being attracted to a looser application of rich, intense color to create larger pieces that can be hung without glass.
Susan's work is classically rendered, with a slightly mysterious patina. A mystical influence pervades her work, a realistic yet magical treatment of figures, objects, and animals sparked by her love of world mythology and her fascination with women's inner archetypal journeys.
Her memberships include The Colored Pencil Society of America, International Guild of Realism, Portrait Society of America, Longmont Council for the Arts, and Prospect Artists Association.
Susan moved from Annapolis, MD at the end of 2005 and settled in Longmont, CO. She works out of her studio located at 1515 Main St., Unit 202, in Longmont.
Marie Brozova was born on 11th of May in Prague, where she spent her happy and adventurous childhood. In the old and shabby Prague quarter, Zizkov, she learnt to see the beauty even in the peeling walls or splinters of a broken mirror scattered on the sidewalk reflecting the sky. She found there an entrance to the world of dreams and visions, which she is still allowed to visit as a source of her imagination.
When she was 13 she discovered colored pencilsand she has been using them since, as her favorite art technique. After high school she began to study illustration in Vaclav Hollar’s Art School, but she hadn’t found what she was looking for, and finally decided to leave. It took her two years to renew the joy of creativity and find courage for her free-lance vocation. At the time she began to present her work in individual exhibitions. See the section Exclusive Art Exhibitions.
Besides creating drawings, she works on thematic projects, for example complete sest of Tarot cards, calendars or drawn postcards of a series of Czech cities and towns. These drawings and reproductions can be seen and purchased in Sales Art Gallery MarieMAB.com, designed in Czech and English in 2003.
In 1998 she moved with her husband Martin Broz, who became the manager of her project, The Defense of Colored Pencils, from Prague to a small cottage surrounded by deep forests, where it is quiet enough for her to hear her own thoughts and be close to the sources of her inspiration.
They live with many cats, without television, fridge, running water or other devices, but in tune with nature. Inthe last few years they spent winters in different ciiesy or towns that inspired them (e.g. Czech Krumlov, Tabor, Kutna Hora).
In 2003 they lived for a short time in Cesky Krumlov, where Marie opened a small gallery of her own artworks in a historic house on the Castle stairs. The gallery was closed down in 2004 because of the deteriorating condition of the house.
In 2004, Marie started a long-term traveling project The Defense of Colored Pencils as the Art Medium, in which she decided to prove that colored pencils are not only a children’s to,y but a valuable art technique comparable with others, with which you can create an accomplished piece of art. Besides exhibitions, the main thrust of the project is the public drawing on the biggest format of paper available A0 (1189 by 841mm). In 2005, Marie created the largest drawing ever drawn in colored pencil, twice A0 formats large (1189 × 1682 mm). The Defense of Colored Pencils started in 2004 in Prague's Old Town Square, then followed in the Jindrisska Tower and the Black Rose Passage in Prague. In 2005 the project traveled all over the Czech Republic, and in 2006 it was invited abroad to Holland.