Adrian OwenAdrian Owen, a Cape Town based professional artist who specialises in fine art, portraiture and illustration.

I have worked commercially as an illustrator for the publishing, advertising, film and television industries as well as being commissioned by architects and developers for designs and perspective renders.

As a young man I did portraits on Leicester and Trafalgar Squares in London. I annually made my appearance on the Royal Mile during the Edinburgh International Art Festival, as well as participating in the local Grahamstown National Arts Festival.

My preferred medium is charcoal. I enjoy the malleable textures of charcoal’s palette and find it can be almost fluid. After a trip to Chiang Mai in 2007 my methods with charcoal expanded to the use of a dry brush technique.

I have always preferred the tactility of traditional mediums and a hands-on approach to fine arts.

Group Shows


  • Nelson Mandela. 100 Years Tribute Exhibition, The Studio Gallery.
  • Tiny Treasures V, Art.B Gallery, Cape Town.
  • “Beyond The Crisis” #cocreatedesignfestival 2018, an initiative of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in collaboration with The Craft and Design Institute and Future Cape Town and proud partner of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.
  • KENNIS exhibition at the annual Wordfees Festival.
  • The Spiritual Grunge, Alex Hamilton Art Studio.


  • Painterly, The Gallery at Grande Provence, Franschhoek.
  • Ars Gratis Artis, The Gallery at Grande Provence, Franschhoek.
  • Vice Versa, Art.b Gallery, Cape Town.


  • That Art Fair, represented by DF Contemporary.


  • Signature Group Exhibition, The Gallery at Grande Provence, Franschhoek.


  • Skulduggery Group Exhibition, The Studio, Kalk Bay.
  • Face to Figure Group Exhibition, The Studio, Kalk Bay.


My work is in these fine galleries:

  • State Of The Art Gallery, Cape Town City Centre.
  • The Studio, Dido Valley, Cape Town.
  • Chameleon Gallery, Kalk Bay, Cape Town.
  • The Gallery at Grande Provence, Franschhoek, South Africa.
  • Kynsna Fine Art, Kynsna, South Africa.
  • DF Contemporary, Woodstock, Cape Town, South Africa.