My name is Cheryl Owen and I am a Manila-based visual artist, illustrator, and creative entrepreneur. I graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Santo Tomas with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts, Major in Advertising Arts in 2009.

I initially pursued an advertising career, leaving my paints and brushes untouched. In 2012, I became a designer in Push Associates, Inc.; a below-the-line advertising agency in Ortigas. There I met new friends who share the same creative ideologies and passion I have for traditional art, which rekindled my desire to pick up the brush once again.

In 2015, my friends and I became a partner brand in Common Room Ph, a retail arts and crafts store that houses over a hundred local artists and crafters. There we were given the opportunity to sell our art.

I ventured on my own as a full-time artist after leaving the advertising industry in 2016. In 2019, I became a member of Star Dust Artist Collective, a group of international artists who share love for traditional art.

My body of work are comprised of fantasy-inspired watercolor pieces visualized by interweaving the delicate female form with raw natural elements. My works have been included in several group exhibitions such as “Hermosa” in A Space Gallery, “Mind Tenants” in Nova Gallery, “The Full Moon Art Show” in La Bodega Gallery, and “The Power in Numbers” in Nucleus Portland to name a few. I also do portrait commissions for Mabuhay Magazine and personal clients.