Meet Becky Owen
Phone: (828) 450-1180
For Becky, a passion for the beauty of God’s world began early in life, as did a strong inclination to “create.” She is originally from Savannah, Georgia. After graduating from the University of Georgia, she spent 35 years teaching art in the Fulton County Schools, Atlanta, Ga. During those years, Becky’s personal creative focus was developing her skills as a weaver of cotton fabric. She patterned and sewed the fabric into women’s garments which were exhibited and sold at numerous shows throughout the southeast.
Upon retirement, Becky moved to the mountains of western North Carolina where she became an active member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild. She participated in their bi-annual shows and sold her weaving products through the Southern Highland shops.
In 2015, Becky and her husband bought a “snowbird” house in Central Florida which, unfortunately, would not accommodate her 60” wide loom. So, not being able to bring the loom to weave, but with the creative juices still flowing, she began to paint. It is worth noting that although she had taught art for 35+ years and instructionally painted in teaching students, she had never actually painted as her personal expression. Becky soon fell in love with the painting process and a different kind of personal challenge.
In 2021, Becky and her husband moved to Mt. Dora, FL. permanently. Concurrently, Becky set aside the weaving business and her creative focus shifted 100% to acrylic and oil painting. She continues to learn and grow through workshops, on-line classes, and good old “trial and error.”