Francesca at home in her Colorado wildlife garden
|FROM THE ARTIST'S DESK:
I am overwhelmed preparing to leave for Italia in less than
3 weeks. I am excited to see my family and friends again.
Cortona, the "Under the Tuscan Sun" quaint hilltop Etruscan
village is where I have chosen to settle down. I will be
living there for almost 4 months -- the longest period ever.
Italia slows my life down and allows me to LIVE and smell te
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Newspaper: 'The Eye of the Tiger
as an animal rights activist and wildlife painter, Francesca
doesn't describe herself as either, instead this internationally
acclaimed artist was "following her passion."
"I didn't set out
to make a political statement," notes Owens. "The tiger was the
perfect expression of color and contrast." The divorced mother
of two will soon be living "Under the Tuscan Sun."
Following her showing in Cortona, she'll spend the summer
painting the Tuscan countryside and teaching in Austria at the
International Styrian's Summer Fest. "My newest endeavor is a
series of Italian landscapes," notes Owens. "In part, it is a
repayment of the debt I owe to my family, my heritage and my
-- by Tracy Aiella
artist lends her brush to tiger conservation
When Francesca Owens heard about the current upsurge in
trafficking the tiger parts that has lead to the disappearance
of tigers from many Indian tiger reserves and other tiger range
countries, she decided to take action the way she knows best,
with her brush.
-- by Brian
of the Arts Festival & Fundraiser
On December 3, 2005,
Francesca's Save The Tigers Fund series was exhibited for the
first time, As the curator of the show, Francesca featured 14
local artists. A second event was held that included a wine
tasting and silent art auction -- these efforts were co-chaired
by Francesca Owens and Laurie Balligeer. Over $1000 was raised
and donated to Save The Tiger fund in Washington D.C.
Alliance of Littleton (AAL) Artist of the Month / Museum
'Wildlife artist has a tiger striped comet by the tail'
Owens calls Grant Ranch, Colorado her home base. The bigger
picture shows her literally soaring around the glob propelled by
exuberant energy, and passionate interest in tiger conservation.
Her Heritage piece was selected to hang at the Smithsonian's
local affiliate, the Littleton Historical Museum.
by Jane Dennison
Adams Show Living Images: A Group Show
child artist recently saw a story about Francesca in the
Highlands Ranch Herald and came all the way down to her recent
show to meet her and get her autograph. She is the inspiration
for a future project to pair artistically gifted children with
emerging artists. The project will be named the Autumn Project
in gratitude to Francesca's newest artist friend, Autumn Bliss