Marilyn A. Owens


"Route M1, Langesund torg"

I have completed:

- A public commission for Fagerli Family Centre, Larvik, 2017
Foil designs on glass.

- An art project,
-"Route M1", oil and pen and ink sketches, at Gallery Hi10, Spriten Kunsthall, Skien, 2017


Fagerli FamilyCentre, Larvik



"Route M1, Skjelsvik Terminal"


Katalog "Memento Mori"


- part 2 of a public commission for Skien Leisure Centre, 2012.


- an exhibition together with Atle Selnes Nielsen, in Porsgrunn Kunstforening February 2011 "After Technology"

- a solo exhibition held in Gallery LNM (Norwegian Painters Gallery), Oslo, 2010.



"A Bigger Spring. A Sense of a Beginning."



Jeg holder kurs i grafikk, i mitt atelier i Brevik, Telemark. For flere detaljer, se her

My present work.

I work with painting, drawing and printmaking. Also I undertake public commissions.

My latter work is about landscape (empty, or showing traces of landmarks, shelters and boundaries). Often I work in series.

The oil sketches: my intention is to capture the essential qualities of a scene with as little information as possible.

The prints: my recent work is from steel plates that give a dark plate tone, which helps to express sombre themes concerning the passage of time and that which has gone before. The Guns and Ammo series, based on a stay in Minneapolis, is my latest work which consists of three prints depicting a concern about the power of firearms and the second amendment in the USA.

I have just completed a painting and sketching project, Route M1, which focused on areas close to bus stops along a local bus route. My fellow bus passengers were also portrayed. This project was hopefully an encouragement for people to consider combining a walk with a bus trip and to leave the car at home.

My present project continues the theme of public transport, but this time I am concentrating on the ferry journeys and stops on the island hopping trips which run in our local fjord.

About myself

mary owens

Born and educated in County Durham, England.

Came to Norway in 1972.

Debut in Newcastle, England in 1972 and in Trondheim Kunstforening, Norway, in 1976.

Returned to England in 1977–78.

Lived and worked in Ras- al – Kaimah, UAE, 1984–87.

Two study trips to Beijing, China, 2004 and 2006.

Study trips to the North East Coast, England, 2002, 2007, 2008 and 2009.
Study trip to Orkney Islands 2014
Study trip to Mongolia 2014
Study trip to Minneapolis, USA. 2015.