This year, Delbarton is blessed with seventeen artists in the Class of 2021. To give each of these talented young men the audience he deserves, we are highlighting each artist with a quotation from his artist's statement, a sample of his art and a link to his digital portfolio.
Our eighth featured artist is Owen Hand '21 who says this about his art:
"I’ve lived on a farm for over a decade now, but I often find myself not appreciating my beautiful surroundings. Most days, I drive by cows, sheep, donkeys, pigs, and chickens without giving them much attention. Through my sustained investigation, my vision has changed. I now look at my farm animals with a new perspective— seeing them as if I am viewing them for the first time. My development as an artist and the acquiring of different techniques has enabled me to represent the characteristics of farm animals, or at least my perspective of them. With this in mind, I began investigating animal portraiture. After starting with stoic, formal representations, I turned to a fauvist palette that further reflects the wide variations of my animals’ characteristics."
Below a sample of Owen's art: "Vigilance" Oil Pastel on printed image, 10.75" x 13.75"
-- and here is the link to his digital portfolio!