Arthur Owen-Smith

Arthur Owen-Smith

'Boy with Glasses'

I was always doing something creative as a child, and with two highly artistic parents, a fine art painter and sculptor, and a ceramicist, I knew I wanted my life to be filled with art, design and creativity. After completing a foundation degree from Cheltenham Art College, I moved to Bournemouth to study Illustration at the Arts University Bournemouth before returning to Cheltenham.

Over the last 10 years I have been able to pursue my love of art and design with various freelance works ranging from restaurant branding, layout design, websites and book covers to board games, custom designed headphones, portraiture and fine art prints. My huge range of interests and hobbies, food and drink, the local landscape, nostalgia and a retro aesthetic, always seem to feed into my work in some form and they have help define my artistic style that has moved and changed dramatically over time.

I work digitally for the most part creating in Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign to quickly meet the demands and time frames of freelance clients, however I enjoy experimenting with a vast range of media when creating artwork for myself. I work with oils, acrylics and printing inks, as well as working in 3D with paper cut artwork and model making. I collated my widespread collection of interests, styles and techniques into a single idea and created the Aphelion Workshop during the last year.