Cheryl Owen is a Manila-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.
She initially pursued an advertising career and eventually left her paints and brushes untouched. She jumped from one company to another until in 2012, she became a designer in Push Associates, Inc.; a below-the-line advertising agency in Ortigas. There she met people who share the same creative ideologies and passion for traditional art, which rekindled her desire to pick up the brush once again. Together, they formed an art and lifestyle brand called Milk Collective PH; a collaborative where they release their creative concepts, and produce hand made products that they sell in arts and crafts bazaars, and in local craft stores such as Common Room, After Nine Keeper, and Satchmi.
Leaving the advertising industry in 2016, Cheryl is now rediscovering her passion and ventures on her own as a full-time artist. Her works are watercolor paintings that are inspired by what is real and unreal; summoning emotions that are serene and nostalgic, yet powerful and haunting. She had a successful art exhibition with Raine Sarmiento and Pejie Abia called “Diversity” in Nova Gallery, Makati.