Richard Owen studied painting at Central St Martins, after leaving behind a career in finance. His work seeks to deconstruct the mark-making process by introducing elements of randomness to his painting, and aims to create works that are more coherent and powerful than classical abstract expressionism, often using scraping tools such as a palette knife. His works have been included in the Affordable Art Fair as well as group shows at Neal’s Yard Gallery. He has worked with Foss Fine Art and Lacy Road Gallery and recently had works on show at the Chelsea Art Society exhibition (2012). His works can be found in private collections in the UK.