Carol Owen

Carol Owen has been a professional artist for 30 years, working in various media. For the last 12 years she has been working with collage and assemblage, making mixed media shrines. Her book, Crafting Personal Shrines, was published in 2004, and her work has appeared in numerous books and magazines.  Carol was an exhibitor at the 2007 Philadelphia Museum of Art craft show and has been a featured artist in Mary Englebreit’s magazine Home Companion.

Her shrines use old photos and memorabilia to tell family stories. At first they were about her own family. Then she began to make up stories, using found photos and objects (the search for these items is half the fun!) She and her husband live in North Carolina, near Chapel Hill. They love to garden and travel, but her main passions are making art and teaching.