Owen Normand is a contemporary figurative painter who studied at Edinburgh College of Art. He was winner of the prestigious BP Portrait Young Artist Award in 2013 and was named as one of 15 emerging artists of great promise by Rebecca Wilson, Saatchi Art's Chief Curator in 2014. He has had solo exhibitions in Berlin and Lisbon, and has exhibited in group shows in London, New York, Berlin, Edinburgh and Glasgow. His work is held in private collections in the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, The Netherlands, USA, Canada, Mexico, Singapore, Australia and Hong Kong.
My work explores awareness of impermanence and acceptance of change. The characters in my paintings are always caught in moments of self reflection or when they are teetering on the threshold of something new. I am interested in creating scenes that express some of the anxieties and bitter-sweet feelings of my generation.