‘Highest Hopes’ by Cheryl J. Owen
Artist: Cheryl J. Owen
Title: ‘Highest Hopes’
Medium: Watercolour and imitation gold leaf on Baohong paper
Dimensions: 11″ x 8.5″
Year of Creation: 2022
About the Artwork:
“My work ‘Highest Hopes’ is about how each and everyone of us have dreams that we reach for. And though each of our dreams are different, no dream is too low and insignificant to achieve.” – Cheryl J. Owen
About the Artist:
Cheryl Owen is a Batangas-based visual artist, illustrator, and creative entrepreneur. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Santo Tomas with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts, Major in Advertising Arts in 2009.
After graduating, she pursued an advertising career until she left the industry in 2016. Since then, Cheryl has ventured on her own as a full-time artist exhibiting her works in various galleries in Manila and abroad.
Cheryl’s works are watercolor and oil paintings that are inspired by nature, the Divine Feminine, and the human psyche. She weaves her imagery with a touch of symbolism that speaks and connects to the viewer on an intimate level. Cheryl’s depiction of human bodies intertwined with elements of nature and scenic landscapes explores the relationship of humans and nature in modern times. Through her visuals she suggests that the metaphors of the natural world are teachings that could guide us on our journey back to our personal truth and towards spiritual rebirth.